Category Archives: E-News

12 May
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State first: A green transportation package

Dear friends: Move Ahead Washington is the most environmentally friendly package of transportation investments in state history and one of the most exciting achievements of the 2022 legislative session. It’s especially notable for two things. One, it dramatically boosts spending ...

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11 May
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Legislature took key action to protect right to choose

Dear friends: While we had reason to know it was coming, news of the U.S. Supreme Court’s draft opinion to repeal Roe v. Wade is alarming on numerous levels. First, this radical change would reverse 50 years of settled law. ...

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14 Apr
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In a pandemic, education is more important than ever

Dear Friends: One of the hardships of the pandemic has been the emotional burden our young people carry and how it affects their learning, whether in the K-12 grades or in college. To support students’ physical, mental, and emotional health ...

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11 Apr
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I hope to hear from you Wednesday during our virtual town hall

Dear Friends: I hope you’ll be able to tune in at 6 p.m. this Wednesday, April 13, when I host a virtual town hall meeting with my 32nd  Legislative District seatmates, Rep. Cindy Ryu and Rep. Lauren Davis. You can ...

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03 Mar
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Cutting costs for prescriptions and long-term care

Dear friends: During a legislative session, the bigger bills tend to draw lots of media attention while smaller bills get little or none — but some of those “little” bills can make big improvements in people’s everyday lives. It’s common ...

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01 Mar
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Ukraine invasion calls for a massive response on many levels

Dear friends: On Feb. 24, upon Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the world became a significantly more dangerous place. It is hard to overstate the malicious recklessness with which Russian President Putin is acting. But if the history of WWII has ...

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09 Feb
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I hope to hear from you during our virtual town hall

Dear Friends: I hope you’ll be able to tune in at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 16, when I host a virtual town hall meeting with my 32nd  Legislative District seatmates, Rep. Cindy Ryu and Rep. Lauren Davis. You can watch ...

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28 Jan
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Fake vaccination documents are a threat to public health

Dear Friends: As you know, for two years now we have lived under the most serious public health threat of our lifetimes. The coronavirus and its variants have spread quickly, causing serious illness throughout the population. Cases range from temporary ...

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07 Jan
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My priorities for the 2022 legislative session

Friends: When the 2022 legislative session convenes Monday, response and recovery from the pandemic remains our prime concern. Beyond that, I’ve drafted a baker’s dozen bills and drawn up about half a dozen budget requests. My priorities include proposals involving ...

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10 Nov
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Here’s a quick news flash to brighten your day

Friends: During a typical legislative session, my colleagues and I cast all kinds of votes for all kinds of bills and budgets and, more often than not, hear little about the actual results. I mean, we know we’re voting for ...

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