Monthly Archives: March 2017

Legislative Update: Thank You!

March 21st, 2017|

Thank You!

Thanks to all of you who participated in the 34th legislative district telephone town hall last week. We had robust conversation on a variety of topics, including:

  • Education funding
  • Protecting Puget Sound and the environment
  • Health care
  • Tax reform
  • Ferries and transportation
  • Federal policies and their effects on our state

If you were not able to participate or didn’t get your question answered, please contact my office.

Levy Cliff Fix Signed into Law

I’d like to thank all of the students, teachers, principals, superintendents, parents, PTA members and everyone who worked tirelessly to finally convince Senate Republicans to work with Democrats to pass this bill.

Nearly every school district in Washington would have been affected by the $358 million cut to schools if we had gone over the levy cliff.

With that behind us, we can now focus on fully and fairly funding our schools.

I hope Republicans will join us in this endeavor and resist the urge to fulfill our educational promise to our kids by cutting programs their families rely on, or by doubling down on our upside down tax structure.

Women of Washington

Click here to watch a video by the women of the Senate Democratic Caucus. In this short video we honor Washington women and women around the nation and globe to mark International Women’s Day 2017.

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Know Before You Go

Click here to get real-time traffic alerts from the Washington State Department of Transportation.

FREE medication take-back program for veterans

There is a free medication take-back program for veterans. Simply go to your VA pharmacy and ask for an envelope, or use one of the safe deposit sites at VA hospitals. Click here for more details.

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    Nelson, fellow women legislators celebrate Int’l Women’s Day

Nelson, fellow women legislators celebrate Int’l Women’s Day

March 8th, 2017|

OLYMPIA – A Senate Resolution was offered in the state Senate on Wednesday in honor of International Women’s Day. This year’s International Women’s Day theme was, “Be Bold for Change.” With that in mind, Sen. Christine Rolfes and her fellow women state senators made a short video to mark the day and celebrate women in Washington and throughout the nation and world who are bold for change.

Join Me! For a Telephone Town Hall, March 15

March 2nd, 2017|