Thank you for the privilege of continuing to serve as your state senator. After completing another historically productive session, I am proud to provide you this legislative update with an overview of what we accomplished on behalf of our district and state.
For the first time in 10 years, the Legislature completed a 105-day session on time with three balanced budgets that invest in ensuring Washington continues to be an economic and social leader. We continued to build on the foundation laid out last session by focusing on bills that strengthen our communities.
This year we made historic investments in health care, including behavioral health and substance use disorder treatment, higher education, and the environment — and kept our promise to Washington’s 1.1 million students through additional investments in schools in every corner of our state. We tackled criminal justice reform, improved election transparency, increased voter access, enhanced workers’ rights, and worked hard to ensure protections for all residents of the state of Washington.
We continued to put people first by committing our state to a path toward 100% clean energy, adopted the nation’s first public health care option, and became the first state to adopt publicly-funded long-term care.
Thank you to all of you who worked with my office this year to shape legislation and participate in the work we do in Olympia. I am always excited to hear from you about how we can partner to address the needs of the 45th Legislative District.
Please reach out to me using the contact information in this newsletter if you have comments, questions, or suggestions. I look forward to hearing from you!
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