Dear friends and neighbors, 

The 2024 legislative session officially came to a close a week ago! In our final days, we passed three budgets that provide real relief, support, and resources to our neighbors in the 38th district and communities across Washington. 

Critical investments 


The final operating budget continues to meet the pressing needs of our state. Some specific investments I’m thrilled to see include:  

  • $25.6 million for K-12 special education 
  • $230 million for housing and homelessness prevention 
  • $139.8 million to operate 72 beds at Olympic Heritage Behavioral Health 
  • $215 million for substance use disorder treatment, education, awareness and outreach 
  • $15.2 million for new beds to support youth with complex behavioral health needs 
  • $21.2 million for the University of Washington Behavioral Health teaching hospital  
  • $150 million for a new low- and moderate-income clean energy assistance program 


The capital budget invests nearly $11 million in the 38th. I’m excited to share five of the district-wide projects that I advocated for included in the final version: 

  • $244,000 for Everett High School’s School-Based Health Center 
  • $244,000 for Cascade High School’s School-based Health Center 
  • $300,000 for Community Health Center of Snohomish County’s Dental Clinic 
  • $274,000 for the Everett Museum of History elevator installation 
  • $309,000 for the Marysville Riverwalk Sports Complex 


Our transportation budget continues to fund important projects in the 38th, like: 

  • I-5/NB Marine View Dr. to SR 529 corridor and interchange  
  • I-5/116th St. NE, 88th St. NE and SR 528/Marine Dr. interchange  
  • The future rebuild of the US 2 trestle 
  • SR 526 corridor 
  • North Broadway Pedestrian Bridge 

All three budgets await the governor’s review and signature and will take effect July 1. You can find more budget details at 

Apply for FAFSA 

Attention, Washington students! Looking to ease the burden of college expenses? The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) could be your ticket to financial assistance. Whether you’re a high school senior planning for college or currently enrolled in a program, don’t miss out on this valuable opportunity. 

The FAFSA opens doors to grants, scholarships, and work-study programs that can make your educational goals more achievable.  

Start your FAFSA application today — learn more at 


Working Families Tax Credit 

In early 2023, we launched the Working Families Tax Credit. Since then, it has provided over $116 million in refunds to more than 163,000 Washington households.  

Applications for the 2024 cycle open on Feb. 1 and are available through the end of the calendar year. To check if you are eligible for the rebate of up to $1,255, click here. 


Stay in touch 

Thank you to everyone in our community who advocated for legislation this year. Your involvement is — and always has been — vital to the functioning of our state government. 

Our office continues to be as available to you as ever throughout the interim. Send me an email at or give me a call at 360-786-7674. You can also follow me on Facebook and Instagram for updates.  



June Robinson