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HELPING YOU STAY UP-TO-DATE

Want to know the latest news on the legislature? Check out our resources below.

CDSRA LEGISLATIVE UPDATES

The Washington State Legislature is now in session. Senate Bill 5676 and House Bill 1721 both request a 3% COLA adjustment for Plan 1 members. Both of these bills passed unanimously out of their committees and have gone to the rules committee. But as you know, they can’t stop there. 


WSSRA is also continuing to lobby for:
-Retaining the Medicare Eligible Health Benefit of $183
-HB 1699 which would temporarily increase the number of hours retirees can work in schools without losing any pension benefits.
-Equalizing PEBB Health Benefits for Plan 2&3 members with House Bill 1911 and Senate Bill 570.
(You can find more details of these bills on page 4 of the WSSRA Jan/Feb Journal)

 

This is where you come in:

  1. Sign up to send emails to Legislators when requested. If you will send your email address to Tara@wssra.org, she will put you on the Legislative Alert list so you will know who to contact and what the issue is

  2. Take Action – When you are contacted. 

  3. Ask questions if you have them. CDSRA Legislative Representatives are Denise Perkins (509-884-8587) and
    Mary Perkins (509-884-7671).

LEGISLATIVE HOTLINE

 
1-800-562-6000

IN SERVICE ONLY DURING THE LEGISLATIVE SESSION.
Leave brief message for legislators and all other officials.
 
 
WSSRA MESSAGE CENTER

1-800-221-1269

Use this number year around to receive a recorded message, frequently updated, on what is happening in Olympia. This is especially useful during legislative session. 
 
WSSRA MESSAGE CENTER
 
For Legislative & Association Updates, click here.
7th District Legislators
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Representative Joel Kretz (R)


Deputy Minority Leader

Email

Olympia Office

335A Legislative Building
PO Box 40600
Olympia, WA 98504


(360) 786 - 7988

Committees

Rules

Rural Development

Agriculture & Natural Resources

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Representative
Jacquelin Maycumber (R)

Minority Floor Leader

Email

Olympia Office

425B Legislative Building
PO Box 40600
Olympia, WA 98504


(360) 786 - 7908

Committees

Capital Budget

Health Care & Wellness 

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Senator Shelly Short (R)

Republican Floor Leader

Email

Olympia Office

409 Legislative Building
PO Box 40407
Olympia, WA 98504


(360) 786 - 7612

Committees

Environment, Energy & Technology
(Ranking Member)

Agriculture, Water, Natural Resources & Parks

Rules

12th District Legislators

Senator Brad Hawkins (R)


Majority Assistant Floor Leader

Email

Olympia Office

107 Irv Newhouse Building
PO Box 40412
Olympia, WA 98504


(360) 786 - 7622

Committees

Agriculture, Water, Trade & Economic Development (Vice Chair)

Natural Resources & Parks (Vice Chair)

Transportation

Representative Mike Steele (R)

Email

Olympia Office

122F Legislative Building
PO Box 40600
Olympia, WA 98504


(360) 786 - 7832

Committees

Capital Budget

Education

Technology & Economic Development