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Darneille meets with NAMI members

Darneille meets with NAMI members

Sen. Jeannie Darneille today met with constituents and members of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) in her office.

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Darneille meets with Planned Parenthood Teen Council

Darneille meets with Planned Parenthood Teen Council

Sen. Jeannie Darneille today met with members of the Planned Parenthood Teen Council.

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Darneille named Legislator of Year by Police, Sheriffs

Darneille named Legislator of Year by Police, Sheriffs

Sen. Jeannie Darneille, D-Tacoma, has been named the 2013 Senate Democratic Caucus Legislator of the Year by the Washington Council of Police and Sheriffs (WACOPS). “I am honored to receive this award,” said Darneille. “The men and women of law enforcement all across our state deserve our profound thanks and gratitude for the work they do.” Each year, WACOPS honors members from ...

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Darneille sponsors bill to collect DNA samples from felony arrestees in Washington state

Darneille sponsors bill to collect DNA samples from felony arrestees in Washington state

On Dec. 4, 2013, Sen. Jeannie Darneille, signed on as the first sponsor of legislation that would create an improved DNA database law in Washington state. “I am proud to be the first person to have signed onto this bill," said Darneille. "This issue fits very closely with my life's work to reduce violence, especially against women and children. When we ...

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Caseload forecast depends on policy, budget from the Legislature

Caseload forecast depends on policy, budget from the Legislature

Sen. Jeannie Darneille, D-Tacoma, and chair of the Caseload Forecast Council today issued the following statement after the release of the latest caseload forecast:

"Today’s news was another reality check. Because of the Legislature’s timing and delay of the largest policy bill, the budget, and other smaller policy bills, we are faced with having a forecast that doesn’t have as ...

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Darneille: Let’s get our job done

Darneille: Let’s get our job done

Sen. Jeannie Darneille, D- Tacoma, today issued the following statement after the Republican-controlled Senate majority failed to take any action on the Senate floor:

"Today was the 26th day of the special session and we have yet to hold one vote on the floor. My community and communities across Washington rely on state contracts to keep things going.

"Veterans, families, women, children, ...

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Darneille bill to expand endangered missing persons alerts signed by governor

Darneille bill to expand endangered missing persons alerts signed by governor

A bill signed into law by Gov. Jay Inslee expands the Missing Children's Clearinghouse to include the Endangered Missing Persons Clearinghouse. People with developmental disabilities or a vulnerable adult believed to be in danger because of age, health, mental or physical disability, inclement environmental or weather conditions or who is believed to be unable to return to safety on their ...

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Darneille advocates for families, women and disabled in budget

Darneille advocates for families, women and disabled in budget

The Washington State Senate today met to vote on the Republican majority's operating budget. Sen. Jeannie Darneille, D-Tacoma, offered three amendments to the budget that would have ensured the continuation of critical programs for low-income women, the homeless, and the disabled. All three amendments failed by a one-vote margin.

"I am deeply disappointed that my colleagues on the other side ...

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Darneille’s statement on the passing of former Gov. Booth Gardner

Darneille’s statement on the passing of former Gov. Booth Gardner

Sen. Jeannie Darneille released the following statement today on the passing of 27th Legislative District constituent and former Gov. Booth Gardner:

"I first came to know Booth when he was the Pierce County executive. I remember studying a management book which focused on management by walking around. Booth actively lived by this philosophy – if he was driving his car and ...

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