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E-news - Introducing my team, part 2!

E-news - Introducing my team, part 2!

Friends, neighbors –  We're now three weeks into session, and I'm proud of what we've already accomplished. On the Senate floor we strengthened last year’s investment in higher education access for Washington students; we moved my post-partum Medicaid expansion bill out of the Health and Long Term Care committee and on to Ways & Means ...

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E-news - Introducing my team!

E-news - Introducing my team!

Dear friends and neighbors, This week we moved full speed ahead with policy work, committee hearings, stakeholder round tables, and constituent meetings. We started the week off with a beautiful celebration of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., during which I was honored to stand and speak to his legacy, as well as ...

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E-news - The best start to a great week

E-news - The best start to a great week

Friends, neighbors— First in Bremerton, then in Gig Harbor, next in Port Orchard, and finally on the Key Peninsula. With every stop on last Saturday’s town hall tour – whether we were discussing health and long term care, military and human services, education, or transportation and natural resources – I found ...

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E-news - Town Halls TOMORROW, Saturday 1/11!

E-news - Town Halls TOMORROW, Saturday 1/11!

Friends, neighbors— Tomorrow’s the day! I hope you’ll join me at one (or more!) of the four town halls I’m hosting tomorrow, Saturday, Jan. 11 — in Bremerton, Port Orchard, Gig Harbor, and in the Key Peninsula — so that as many members of our community as possible will be able to join us. Each ...

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E-news - 12 Highlights of Christmas

E-news - 12 Highlights of Christmas

Friends, neighbors— We’re rounding out the year of 2019 and what an incredible year it has been. You and I have worked so hard together – through conversations, coffee hours, letters, emails, phone calls, rallies – to make the 26th legislative district and the state of Washington a better place for all of us. ...

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E-news - Town Halls on Sat., 1/11 + Getting ready for session

E-news - Town Halls on Sat., 1/11 + Getting ready for session

Friends, neighbors— Mark your calendars for several town halls happening on Saturday, January 11, 2020! We'll be having four separate town halls at four different locations throughout the district—all on Jan. 11—so that I can hear from you about your priorities as we approach the 2020 legislative session. Plus, we're trying ...

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E-news - Protecting our environment

E-news - Protecting our environment

Friends, neighbors — More and more frequently we are hearing news reports of record-breaking droughts, wildfires, tornadoes, hurricanes, blizzards, rising ocean levels, and animal extinctions. These side effects of climate change demand our attention as we ask ourselves: will we be able to pass on a healthy, livable planet to our ...

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E-News - Applications, financial aid, and all things higher ed

E-News - Applications, financial aid, and all things higher ed

Friends, neighbors— ICYMI (in case you missed it!): Having served as Acting Chair of Higher Education and Workforce Development for most of this interim, I received the unanimous support of my caucus to officially chair the (best!) committee next session. It will be official official when the full Senate votes on January 13th, ...

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E-News - Health care progress report

E-News - Health care progress report

Friends, neighbors—

Across the country, our health care is endangered by recklessness and greed. But here in Washington, we can — and we will — continue leading the country in expanding access to the care that folks need.

This year, we took historic steps to ...

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E-News - So that all may play – or work!

E-News - So that all may play – or work!

Friends, neighbors—

Those of you who know me know that I’m passionate about expanding access to ALL in our communities, especially folks with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

I'm proud of the progress we made this year. We barred state agencies from paying less ...

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