Category Archives: News Release

Washington State Capitol Building
28 Sep
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Get involved in redistricting & how you can help refugees

Dear friends and neighbors, Fall has arrived and the school year has started here in Kitsap. As life gets busier and we all continue to do our part to control the pandemic, I wanted to get you some timely information ...

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Washington State Capitol Building
24 Sep
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Rolfes: September revenue forecast is ‘good news we had hoped for’

OLYMPIA – State Senator Christine Rolfes (D-Bainbridge Island), chair of the Senate Ways & Means Committee, released this statement following today’s positive economic news from the state’s Economic and Revenue Forecast Council. “Today’s revenue forecast is the good news we ...

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Washington State Capitol Building
29 Jul
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Getting ready to get back to school

Dear friends and neighbors: When the Legislature met earlier this year, one of our top priorities was addressing access to affordable, high quality childcare. It is one of the biggest issues facing families here in Kitsap and around the state. ...

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10 Jun
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Legislature invests in a strong state recovery

Dear Friends and Neighbors, Starting next month, our state will be operating under a new, two-year budget that guides spending for everything from health care to public schools. As the chair of the Senate Ways & Means Committee, I was ...

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26 Apr
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Grant opportunities and community investments

Dear friends and neighbors, The 2021 Legislature adjourned last night after a 105-day mostly-remote session that was unique in many ways. While it was conducted mostly on Zoom, we managed to complete our work efficiently and deliver several historic policies ...

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25 Apr
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Legislature passes landmark recovery budget to help families, small businesses

OLYMPIA – The Washington State Legislature passed a historic budget today that focuses on an equitable recovery from the economic and health impacts of COVID-19. The 2021-23 operating budget uses a combination of ongoing state revenue and federal funds from ...

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16 Apr
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Legislature nears finish line

Dear Friends and Neighbors, The 2021 legislative session is nearing the finish line and I want to share an update on some of the progress we are making. It has been a unique session in many ways as the legislature ...

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01 Apr
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Senate passes landmark $59.2 billion budget for state’s recovery

OLYMPIA – The Washington State Senate passed a $59.2 billion, two-year budget today to boost funding for state services and provide essential support for the state’s pandemic recovery efforts. The 2021-23 operating budget includes an additional $7 billion in one-time ...

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Washington State Capitol Building
24 Mar
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Senate budget makes historic investments for recovery, resilience

OLYMPIA – Senate Democrats today introduced a sweeping, $59.2 billion two-year budget proposal to increase funding for vital state services, including targeted support for the state’s pandemic recovery efforts and historic investments to support Washington’s working families. The 2021-23 operating ...

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Washington State Capitol Building
17 Mar
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Rolfes: March revenue forecast is ‘fantastic news for our state’

OLYMPIA – State Senator Christine Rolfes (D-Bainbridge Island), chair of the Senate Ways & Means Committee, released this statement following today’s Economic and Revenue Forecast Council meeting. “Today’s revenue forecast is fantastic news for our state. The challenge now is ...

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