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Auburn Reporter: Legislators of color will have impact on 2021 session | Roegner

Auburn Reporter: Legislators of color will have impact on 2021 session | Roegner

The 2021 session of the Legislature has kicked off with virtual participation in deference to the coronavirus. Leadership of each legislative session usually comes from the four corners, which are the leaders of each house and party. Democrats include Speaker of the House Laurie Jinkins (D-Tacoma) and Majority Leader Pat Sullivan (D-Covington), and their Republican counterparts, Minority Leader J.T. Wilcox (R-Yelm) and Deputy Leader Joel Kretz (R-Wauconda). In the Democratic Senate, the Majority Leader is Andy Billig (D-Spokane), and replacing Mark Schoesler (R-Ritzville) as Republican Minority Leader is John Braun (R-Centralia). ... In addition to Hobbs, other members of the Senate Members of Color Caucus to watch as leaders are Sen. Mona Das (D-Kent) from the 47th District, who will be on the housing ...

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Auburn Reporter: Legislators of color will have impact on 2021 session | Roegner

Auburn Reporter: Legislators of color will have impact on 2021 session | Roegner

The 2021 session of the Legislature has kicked off with virtual participation in deference to the coronavirus. Leadership of each legislative session usually comes from the four corners, which are the leaders of each house and party. Democrats include Speaker of the House Laurie Jinkins (D-Tacoma) and Majority Leader Pat Sullivan (D-Covington), and their Republican counterparts, Minority Leader J.T. Wilcox (R-Yelm) ...

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The Seattle Times: Spokane state Sen. Andy Billig reelected as Washington state Senate majority leader

The Seattle Times: Spokane state Sen. Andy Billig reelected as Washington state Senate majority leader

Democrats in the state Senate have reelected state Sen. Andy Billig of Spokane as majority leader, and named Sen. Bob Hasegawa of Seattle majority caucus chair. The moves were made as lawmakers prepare for the 2021 legislative session, which will convene in January with Democrats in control of the state Senate and House and Gov. Jay Inslee elected to a third ...

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