Author Archives: courtneyj

Washington State Capitol Building
07 Oct
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E-newsletter: Make your voice heard

Friends and neighbors,  As the summer is winding down and the days are getting shorter again, I wanted to take some time to share some helpful resources and let you know about an important upcoming opportunity to make your voice heard.    Upcoming ...

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04 Jun
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E-newsletter: 2021 session by the numbers

With the 2021 legislative session in the books and work already underway to keep the progressive momentum going next year, I have been reflecting on the legislation we passed and the impact that it will have on our communities in ...

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13 May
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Governor signs Hasegawa bill to implement JLARC racial equity analysis

OLYMPIA – Gov. Jay Inslee signed a bill into law today that requires the Joint Legislative Audit and Review Committee (JLARC) to incorporate a racial equity analysis into its audits, reviews and evaluations. JLARC consists of 16 members evenly split ...

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04 May
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E-newsletter – Reflecting on the 2021 session

Friends and neighbors, We have officially adjourned the 2021 legislative session. It was my first session as Chair of the Senate Democratic Caucus, and I am eager to share some of the incredible accomplishments made over the last 105 days. ...

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Washington State Capitol Building
19 Apr
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E-newsletter – Wrapping up the 2021 Session

Progressive policy corner – Working Families Tax Credit A historic vote was made by the Senate last week to finally fund the Working Families Tax Credit, which will invest resources to support working class people and lower-income families in our ...

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03 Apr
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E-newsletter – Budgets and other bill updates

Friends and neighbors, With just three weeks of the 2021 legislative session to go, we are working hard up until the finish line to pass bills and budgets that put the people of Washington first. This week, I wanted to ...

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19 Mar
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E-newsletter: Policy corner and other updates

Friends and neighbors, We have passed a few crucial deadlines of the 2021 Legislative Session, but we’re still churning through bills and the budgets up until Sine Die on April 24. I wanted to take this time to provide some ...

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05 Mar
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E-newsletter: Legislative cutoffs, vaccine resources, and more

Friends and neighbors, We have officially made it through the fiscal cutoff in the Senate, which means that every bill that had money attached to it had to have been passed by the Ways & Means or Transportation committee. This ...

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12 Feb
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E-newsletter: Happy Lunar New Year, Legislative Update, and more!

Friends and neighbors, As week 6 in the Legislature comes to a close, bills are making their way through the process and important committee deadlines are coming up. With everything moving along at the speed of light, I wanted to ...

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03 Feb
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South Seattle Emerald: South End Legislators Discuss Their Priorities During the 2021 Legislative Session

Washington State’s 2021 legislative session kicked off on January 11 and it will go for 105 days, until April 25. Between now and then, State senators and representatives will introduce bills to the legislature, refer them to their applicable committees, ...

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