Friends and neighbors,
We are officially one-third of the way through the 2023 legislative session, which means we’re busier than ever, working to pass bills before key deadlines.
One of the policies I’m most passionate about this session is part of my ongoing work to make a difference for seniors across the state.
Supporting Washington’s seniors
Over the last few years, I’ve been proud to introduce and advocate for policies that ensure Washington’s seniors can keep more of their hard-earned money in their pockets each month.
Last year, my bill to help more folks afford in-home care by increasing the amount of monthly income retained by Medicaid long-term care clients was passed into law. This year, we’re building on that effort by extending that same support to folks in medical institutions and residential settings.
I’m also excited to see other bills introduced by my colleagues in the Senate on both sides of the aisle to support our seniors. This is a team effort, and I’m proud to keep up the work supporting all Washingtonians and allowing seniors to keep more money in their pockets.
Apply for the Working Families Tax Credit!
In other big news, the Working Families Tax Credit recently launched! Thanks to a law we passed in 2021, this new annual tax refund for Washington residents is worth up to $1,200, depending on your income level and how many children you have in your household. More than 400,000 Washington families will qualify.
Check here to learn more, including whether your family is eligible: www.workingfamiliescredit.wa.gov
Stay in touch
As always, you can reach out to my office with any questions or feedback you may have. Your input is a crucial part of the legislative process, and I look forward to working with you this session!
All my best,