Legislative Update for the Week of January 9-13

2017 Legislative Session Begins

The 2017 legislative session began today. Lawmakers across the state convened in Olympia to begin work on passing a 2017-19 state budget and new laws. Pressing challenges include fully funding Washington’s public schools, rebuilding the mental health system, and strengthening the safety net.

During the next 105-days, the Commission will be sending periodic legislative updates about hearings, legislation, and budget priorities that may impact our communities.

View a list of committee hearings identified by CAPAA that may be of interest to Asian Pacific American communities.

Members of the Legislature welcome your feedback and messages. You can leave a message by contacting the Legislative Hotline at 1-800-562-6000. For non-English speaking callers, the Hotline offers interpreter services for many languages. Visit our web page for additional ways to access the Legislature.

Next Public Board Meeting

January 21, 2017
City of Olympia, General Admin. Bldg.

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CAPAA Welcomes 2017 Legislative Intern

The Commission is pleased to announce the selection of the 2017 Legislative Intern, Anuilagi Nguyen.

Anuilagi attends The Evergreen State College with a focus in International Studies, Feminist Studies, and Social Justice. Before attending Evergreen, she served in the United States Air Force and the United States Coast Guard. Currently, she volunteers with the Family Support Center in Thurston County.

Learn more about Anuilagi here.

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