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Coronavirus update

Coronavirus update

As we near the final days of the 2020 legislative session, I would like to take a few minutes to pass along some helpful information about the coronavirus that’s afflicting our region. Above all else, please heed the warnings and follow the recommendations of our public health officials. It’s not uncommon for false information to rapidly spread on the internet and social media.

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Update on health care, public safety, and the coronavirus

Update on health care, public safety, and the coronavirus

We’re closing in on the final days of session and I wanted to share a brief update on some important issues lawmakers are working on this year. In the Senate this week, we are debating and approving House bills on the floor. The House is doing the same with Senate bills over in their chamber. Next week will be focused on resolving any disagreements on policies between the two chambers before we adjourn on March 12.

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My Shoreline Bulkheads Bill Passes the Senate!

My Shoreline Bulkheads Bill Passes the Senate!

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Greetings – Today was a key cutoff day in the Legislature and I’m pleased to report my shoreline armoring bill was approved by the Senate this week by a vote of 32-16. This bill is a high priority for me and is key to the survival of our Puget Sound orcas and the overall health of our environment. SB 6147 would require the state Department of Fish and Wildlife to consider less environmentally disruptive alternatives when property owners look to repair ...

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Part 2: Continuing efforts to improve public health

Part 2: Continuing efforts to improve public health

Greetings – In my last update, I let you know about some of the bills I’m working on to require firearms training for concealed pistol license applicants, protect teens and young adults from the dangers of high-potency marijuana concentrates, and prohibit marijuana advertising aimed at kids. These are important issues aimed at improving public health for all Washingtonians. There are several other public health bills sponsored by my colleagues I am actively supporting.

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Continuing efforts to improve public health

Continuing efforts to improve public health

Greetings – We have one more week of public hearings of this two-month, “short” legislative session before we get to work debating and voting on bills full-time on the Senate floor. I wanted to share some ideas I and other lawmakers are working on to strengthen public health for Washington residents.

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Expanding access to early learning for more families

Expanding access to early learning for more families

Greetings - Lawmakers wrapped up the second week of this two-month “short” legislative session. We have about two more weeks of public hearings on proposed legislation, then we’ll get to work debating and voting on bills full time on the Senate floor.

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Working to protecting our orca whales

Working to protecting our orca whales

Greetings – This week was the first of the 2020 legislative session. This year is a “short” 60-day session, meaning lawmakers only have two months to get bills to the Governor’s desk. We’ll have a couple of weeks of public hearings on legislation, and then things will start moving quickly as we pass bills over to the House and then consider House bills here in the Senate. There’s a lot to do in a short amount of time. I am focused ...

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2019 Legislative Report to the 32nd District

2019 Legislative Report to the 32nd District

Dear Friends and Neighbors, We are excited to share this update following a busy and successful 2019 legislative session! We made significant policy and budgetary gains for our district, and our achievements reflect our commitment to provide opportunity and hope by putting people first. Here are some brief highlights, and inside you’ll find additional information about this year’s legislative session.

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