Author Archives: oheersink

23 Feb
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Budget investments + helpful resources

Dear friends and neighbors,  We have just two weeks left in the 2024 legislative session! As we conclude week seven, I’m eager to share more details on our three supplemental budget proposals, what’s still to come, and some helpful resources.    ...

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19 Feb
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Senate budget proposal emphasizes investments in behavioral health, public schools

OLYMPIA — Washington State Senate budget leaders unveiled a $71.7 billion supplemental operating budget plan Monday that increases support for behavioral health and public schools.  The budget adds roughly $1.9 billion in new spending to the two-year budget passed by lawmakers ...

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02 Feb
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Updates from Olympia

Dear friends and neighbors,  We’re almost at the halfway mark in the 2024 legislative session! As we embark on our fifth week, I’m eager to share some updates and helpful information with you.  FISCAL CUTOFF  Monday is what’s known as ...

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26 Jan
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Robinson bill to reduce property taxes for lower-value homes heard in committee

OLYMPIA — A bill to reduce property taxes for lower-value homes was heard in the Senate Ways & Means Committee Thursday.   Senate Bill 6249, sponsored by Sen. June Robinson (D-Everett), would decrease property taxes for homeowners starting in 2027 by ...

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22 Jan
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The 2024 session is underway

Dear friends and neighbors,  It’s a privilege and an honor to connect with you through my first e-newsletter update for the 2024 legislative session. I look forward to another year of championing our communities’ priorities and representing you all in ...

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15 Nov
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Everett Herald: Editorial: Robinson smart choice to head Senate budget panel

By The Herald Editorial Board State Sen. June Robinson, D-Everett, reacted to her appointment to chair of the Senate’s Ways and Means Committee, with the humility expected from a veteran lawmaker who has worked effectively behind the scenes on policy ...

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15 Nov
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Washington State Standard: Washington Senate’s budget-writing panel gets a new leader

Sen. June Robinson, an Everett Democrat, was named Thursday as the new chair of the Senate Ways & Means Committee, the budget-writing panel responsible for developing tax policies and deciding how the state spends billions of dollars each year. Robinson, ...

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15 Nov
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Everett Herald: Everett senator will head state Senate’s budget-writing committee

EVERETT — State Senate Democratic colleagues selected Sen. June Robinson, D-Everett, to serve as the chair of the powerful Senate Ways and Means Committee for the 2024 legislative session. Robinson will be in the decision-making seat in the committee that ...

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21 Sep
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Robinson elected Senate Ways & Means Committee chair

Sen. June Robinson (D-Everett) was elected chair of the Senate Ways & Means Committee following a vote of the Senate Democratic Caucus on Thursday.  “I am honored to have the trust of the Senate Democratic Caucus in being chosen for ...

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16 May
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Bill to address Supreme Court’s Blake decision signed into law

OLYMPIA — A bill to amend Washington’s drug possession laws and expand access to pretrial treatment programs was signed into law Tuesday, after passing both the House and Senate with bipartisan support.  Senate Bill 5536, sponsored by Sen. June Robinson ...

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