Give voters final say on supermajority to raise taxes The Washington State Senate today voted on a proposed constitutional amendment that would provide voters with the final say on whether or not the state should require a two-thirds vote of the Legislature to raise taxes. Sen. Steve Litzow supported the plan, which ultimately failed by a 26-23 vote, as... Read More...
Protecting our environment and public health Yesterday, I had a chance to meet with Jeff Mauk, executive director of the National Caucus of Environmental Legislators. Our conversation came after the Senate approved legislation I sponsored to prevent and clean up environmental contamination from oil storage tanks at homes and businesses. Read more about the issue and... Read More...
Litzow votes to affirm equal rights of transgender people Following passage of a new rule by the Washington State Human Rights Commission in December affirming the rights of transgender people to use restrooms and locker rooms consistent with their gender identity, Sen. Steve Litzow today voted against an attempt to repeal the rule. “Transgender people are equal members of... Read More...
41st District doctors visit Olympia Doctors from our 41st District community visited Olympia and met with me today to discuss their legislative priorities for this year. Doctors Jeffrey Evans, Trevor Justin, Sarah Weinberg and Hal Quinn were at the Capitol as part of the Washington State Medical Association’s “Day on the Hill.” Read More...
Bellevue student serves as page for Senator Litzow Isaac Lai, a freshman at Bellevue High School, spent last week working as a page for the Washington State Senate at the Capitol in Olympia. Lai was one of 20 students who served as Senate pages during the fourth week of the 2016 legislative session. He was sponsored by 41st... Read More...
Visitors from the 41st 41st District residents Katharine Lamperti, Irene Scheck, Jean Harris, Jean Greaves, Janel Farness, Janet Starr, and Susan Morrisson and others from the Faith Action Network made the trip to Olympia today to share their thoughts on proposals currently before the Legislature. Read More...
Reducing pregnancy-related deaths I had an opportunity to meet with two members of our 41st District community, Dr. Kimberly Conn and Dr. Judy Kimelman. They were in Olympia to advocate on behalf of the the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. One piece of legislation they’re working on would create a review commission... Read More...
PTA Visitors in Olympia Washington State PTA representatives from the 41st District visited Olympia yesterday. I had a chance to meet with Sarah Butcher, Jennifer Karls, Lisa Shank, and Sarah Manning Smith to discuss funding for Washington’s public education system. Read More...
Sexual assault victims better protected under plan passed by Senate Victims of sexual assault seeking protection orders would get increased protections under legislation sponsored by Sen. Steve Litzow, passed today by the Washington State Senate. The proposal would allow courts to set longer terms instead of the current maximum of two years and reduces burdens to continue existing orders. “This... Read More...
From King County to the Capitol Yesterday I had a great conversation with June Coover, a resident of the 41st district, about a recycled fuels proposal currently before the Legislature. Read More...
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