Category Archives: News Release

18 May
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Nation-leading police accountability bills signed into law

OLYMPIA – A package of law enforcement accountability legislation was signed by Gov. Jay Inslee today, increasing state oversight of police conduct, banning dangerous and unnecessary police practices, and raising standards for police conduct. “The public outcry over a series of ...

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13 May
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Governor signs bills to help survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault

OLYMPIA – Survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault will gain crucial protections and supports, and abusers will be held more accountable, under legislation signed into law by the governor. “This year, we made our justice system more responsive to ...

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Hybrid floor session in the Washington State Senate, Jan. 13, 2021.
24 Apr
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Change in law provides treatment for controlled substances

OLYMPIA – Washington will extend its public-health approach to substance use disorder by establishing a temporary new legal framework the possession of controlled substances and providing nearly $90 million to significantly expand treatment infrastructure, under a bill passed today by ...

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21 Apr
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Dhingra: Shooting shows need for action to stop gun violence

REDMOND – Today Sen. Manka Dhingra (D-Redmond) released this statement regarding the shooting at FedEx in Indiana: “My deepest condolences go out to the families of everyone killed in this senseless shooting. Every loss of life is a tragedy. My ...

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15 Apr
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Dhingra: Bill no longer reflects a treatment-first approach

OLYMPIA – Upon voting against her own bill, SB 5476, after an amendment was adopted that fundamentally altered it, Sen. Manka Dhingra (D-Redmond) today released this statement: “After the Washington State Supreme Court struck down the statute concerning controlled substances, ...

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23 Mar
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Dhingra proposes treatment-focused legal framework for controlled substances

OLYMPIA – Washington would extend its public-health approach to substance use disorder by establishing a new legal framework for the possession of controlled substances, under a bill introduced today by Sen. Manka Dhingra (D-Redmond). In a Feb. 25 decision in ...

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Virtual Town Hall details
11 Mar
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Dhingra, Springer, Goodman to hold virtual town hall March 17

Please join your lawmakers from the 45th District for a town hall meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 17. This is their chance to hear from you as well as update you on their work in Olympia on your behalf. ...

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02 Mar
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Senate passes Dhingra bill to break cycle of poverty

OLYMPIA – Washingtonians caught in the cycle of intergenerational poverty would have greater hope for a pathway to self-sufficiency, under a bill passed by an overwhelming bipartisan majority of the Senate today. “This bill is about changing the manner in ...

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01 Mar
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Senate passes Dhingra bill to expand clemency for rehabilitated individuals

OLYMPIA – Washington state could provide hope to incarcerated people who have transformed themselves, under a bill passed by the Senate today. “The criminal justice system sees people at their worst moment in life,” said Sen. Manka Dhingra (D-Redmond), the ...

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Hybrid floor session in the Washington State Senate, Jan. 13, 2021.
25 Feb
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Dhingra statement on Supreme Court decision on drug possession

OLYMPIA – In a decision released this morning, the Washington Supreme Court declared unconstitutional the state law that makes simple possession of drugs a felony crime, because it does not require prosecutors to prove that the possession was intentional. “This ...

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