Dear friends and neighbors, It has been a banner year for progress on important issues like improving primary care, strengthening our nation-leading Paid Family and Medical Leave program, investing in our transportation system, increasing the number of nurses and counselors in schools and many others. Throughout the interim, I will continue to work on these issues and more. For the next few ...Read More
OLYMPIA – The Senate on Tuesday passed SB 5974— Move Ahead Washington, which would allocate $16.8 billion over 16 years to prioritize the transportation sector of our state with unprecedented investments and reduce our carbon footprint.
“This package would truly move Washington ahead of the nation in the transportation sector, change the way we travel as a community, and fund ...Read More
OLYMPIA – Following Rep. Mike Sells' announcement that he will not seek re-election to the Washington State House of Representatives in 2022, Sen. June Robinson and Rep. Emily Wicks issued the following statements: “I am sad to lose Rep. Sells as a seatmate. He has been a friend and a mentor to me since before I came to the Legislature. Mike ...Read More
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 4, 2021 OLYMPIA – Earlier today, Gov. Jay Inslee signed a critical piece of tax reform legislation. Senate Bill 5096, sponsored by Sen. June Robinson, D-Everett, enacts a capital gains excise tax to fund the expansion and affordability of child care, early learning, and the state’s paramount duty to provide an education for the children of Washington. “This ...Read More
OLYMPIA – Earlier today, the Washington State Legislature approved a critical piece of tax reform legislation. Senate Bill 5096, sponsored by Sen. June Robinson, D-Everett, enacts a capital gains excise tax to fund the expansion and affordability of child care, early learning, and the state’s paramount duty to provide an education for the children of Washington. After passing the House ...Read More
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 2, 2021 Senate approves Robinson bill to expand paid family and medical leave coverage The Senate today approved legislation that would expand paid family and medical leave coverage to Washington families by broadening the definition of family member. “We want this benefit to work for modern families,” said Sen. June Robinson (D-Everett), the sponsor of SB 5097. “Paid ...Read More
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Feb. 16, 2021 Robinson’s capital gains proposal clears Ways & Means Legislation to establish a state capital gains tax on the sale of stocks and bonds passed out of the Senate Ways & Means Committee today. Sen. June Robinson (D-Everett) had previously introduced SB 5096 in a public hearing on Jan. 14, then today added a striking amendment ...Read More
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Jan. 27, 2021
Robinson bill calls for permanent funding for public healthA bill to establish a permanent funding source for public health services was heard today in the Senate Health & Long Term Care Committee. Sponsored by Sen. June Robinson (D-Everett), SB 5149 would direct much-needed funding to the state’s Foundational Public Health Services Account. “The crucial work ...Read More
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Dec. 14, 2020
Sen. June Robinson (D-Everett) has been elected vice chair of the Senate Ways and Means Committee by her Senate colleagues. Robinson will also serve on the Senate Health & Long Term Care Committee and on the Senate Labor, Commerce & Tribal Affairs Committee.
“It is an honor to know that my colleagues have faith in my ability to serve the people of Washington well, particularly on these three committees,” ...Read More