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New budget updates and more

New budget updates and more

Dear friends and neighbors, It’s been 82 days of non-stop work for our communities, with only 23 days remaining until the end of session. I am eager to provide a brief update on some recent activity in the Legislature. Senate Budget Proposal The Senate introduced a comprehensive, $69.2 billion budget proposal for the next biennium — one that reflects our values, helps us build healthier communities, works to provide a home for everyone and success for every child, and includes a historic investment ...

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TOMORROW: 32nd District Telephone Town Hall

TOMORROW: 32nd District Telephone Town Hall

Hello friends and neighbors, We are just one day away from the 32nd District telephone town hall! Please join us tomorrow, Tuesday, March 21, at 6:30 p.m. to talk about what is happening this year in Olympia. Together with Reps. Cindy Ryu and Lauren Davis, we will share our legislative priorities, provide an update on where legislation stands and answer your questions on the issues that matter to you, your family and our community. Click HERE to register for the live ...

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JOIN US: 32nd District Telephone Town Hall

JOIN US: 32nd District Telephone Town Hall

Hello friends and neighbors, Last Wednesday was the last day to pass bills off the debate floor in their house of origin. Time is flying by but I’m proud of what’s been accomplished so far for our community in the 32nd District and Washingtonians across the state. The last two weeks, we’ve spent a lot of our time on the Senate floor voting on bills that will have a positive impact on our communities and I am eager to share with ...

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Halfway through session and the work continues

Halfway through session and the work continues

Hello friends and neighbors, Today marks the 53rd day of the 2023 legislative session, which means we are officially halfway through session. With committee cutoffs in the rearview, attention now turns to more action on the Senate floor. We still have a lot of work to do for our community in the 32nd District and for Washingtonians across the state. Here is another update on important legislation and recent happenings in Olympia. Important Legislation This session, I am sponsoring SB 5263, which ...

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Week seven of session: Bipartisan legislation bridges gap between policy and practice when dealing with domestic violence

Week seven of session: Bipartisan legislation bridges gap between policy and practice when dealing with domestic violence

Friends and neighbors, We are approaching the end of the seventh week of the 2023 legislative session and our hard work continues. One of our caucus priorities in the Senate this session is “Safety for All,” which includes ensuring that every Washingtonian is safe and feels welcome in their communities. One way we are contributing to ensure safety for all is by prioritizing protections for victims of domestic violence. Important Legislation This session I sponsored SB 5231, which passed the Senate with ...

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2023 session updates and recent happenings

2023 session updates and recent happenings

  Friends and neighbors, We are now well into the 2023 legislative session and have been working hard on legislation that will benefit our communities in the 32nd District and across the state. I’m excited to share with you some of the progress we’ve made since my last update. Important Legislation SB 5467, recently heard in committee, would provide an effective solution to the rampant problem of public drug use. This is an outside-the-box policy idea that is treatment-forward but with accountability for ...

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Legislative session update and resources to stay involved

Legislative session update and resources to stay involved

Dear friends and neighbors, The 2023 legislative session is in full swing, and we are hard at work. I am deeply honored to begin my second term serving you as state senator for the 32nd Legislative District. This is the first in-person legislative session since the pandemic, and we have a full agenda. As we begin week three of the 2023 session, I want to provide an update on some of my legislation and provide some resources to help you stay involved. My ...

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State first: A green transportation package

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 on for pedestrian infrastructure, transit, pollution control, fish passage and other critical statewide projects and maintenance. Two, these investments do not require a general or gas tax increase because nearly all the funds come from last year’s carbon fee in the ...

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