Category Archives: E-News

18 Mar
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Special Update: Coronavirus

Dear neighbors, We wrapped up the 2020 legislative session last week, and updates about legislation will be coming soon.  For now, I’d like to take a moment to assure you that the Legislature and our state agencies are taking our ...

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20 Feb
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Update from Olympia

Dear Neighbors, The 2020 legislative session continues to be a whirlwind, and last night we wrapped up another phase. Yesterday marked the cutoff deadline for bills to pass out of the chamber where they were introduced. Only these bills will ...

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31 Jan
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Update from Olympia: The legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Dear Neighbors, The legislative session is moving at a fast pace!  This week wraps up week 3 out of 8 weeks. In this first phase of the session, the Senate Committees are holding numerous public hearings each week to choose ...

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17 Jan
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Updates from Olympia: The 2020 Session Has Begun!

Dear Neighbors, This Monday marked the beginning of the 2020 legislative session, and our work is in full swing for this short, 60-day session. These short sessions occur in even-numbered years and can often feel like a sprint to the ...

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24 Oct
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Saving & Paying for Education Beyond High School

Dear Neighbors, Today I’d like to take a moment to let you know about state-funded opportunities to save and pay for educational costs at college or technical school.  In the time that has passed since I was a high school ...

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05 Sep
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2019 Session Recap Series: Issue 4

Issue 4: Expanding Education and Equity

Dear neighbors, this is the fourth issue of my summer e-newsletter series, which gives an overview of some key policies we passed into law this year. This issue focuses ...

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01 Aug
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2019 Session Recap Series: Issue 3

Issue 3: Providing Housing Accessibility and Stability

Dear neighbors, this is Issue 3 of my summer e-newsletter series, which gives an overview of some key policies we worked to pass into law this year. This ...

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28 Jun
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2019 Session Recap Series: Issue 2

Issue 2: Prioritizing Community Health and Wellness

Dear neighbors, welcome to Issue 2 of my summer e-newsletter series, which gives an overview of some key policies we worked to pass into law this year. This ...

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28 May
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2019 Session Recap Series: Issue 1

Issue 1: Protecting Our Environment from Climate Change

Dear neighbors, welcome to my summer e-newsletter series. Now that the 2019 legislative session has come to a close, I’ll give you an overview of some key ...

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19 Apr
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Update from Olympia

Dear Neighbors,In the Senate we are making significant progress in advancing progressive legislation to improve the quality of life in Washington. Today I’m happy to talk about some bills that I sponsored this year that have passed both chambers and ...

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