20 12, 2019

Statement from Senate Majority Leader Andy Billig (D-Spokane) on the independent investigation of Rep. Matt Shea

December 20th, 2019|Uncategorized|

“The investigators’ report of Rep. Matt Shea’s involvement in domestic terrorism makes it clear Rep. Shea has no place in the Washington State Legislature. The report’s conclusion is unequivocal and chilling: Rep. Shea is a ‘present and growing threat of risk to others through political violence.’

“I appreciate the expedient and responsible manner in which House leadership has proceeded related to the investigation and I agree with House Republican Leader JT Wilcox that Rep. Shea should resign. I have confidence that House leadership will continue to take the appropriate steps related to Rep. Shea.”

19 12, 2019

Statement from Senate Majority Leader Andy Billig (D-Spokane) on today’s Supreme Court ruling on public records

December 19th, 2019|Uncategorized|

“We are still reviewing the court’s decision, but as I’ve said throughout this process, I believe the Legislature should continue to take steps toward greater transparency. Long before this decision came down, we started establishing an institutional infrastructure to help respond to public records requests, store documents and take other measures to increase public access.

“We will be working with Senate administration and legislators in the coming days and weeks to ensure compliance with this decision.”