The state legislature ended a record long session earlier this month, which included passing a $38.2 billion, two year operating budget. Changes to the recreational marijuana system and a transportation package that paves the way for a host of Sound Transit projects were just a couple of the actions CHS covered in 2015.
To prepare for next year’s session, Capitol Hill resident and 43rd Legislative District Rep. Brady Walkinshaw wants to know your priorities. As the name might suggest, Walkinshaw’s #ChangeOneThing survey asks residents to identify the single most important issue facing the district. You can take the survey here.
Two of Walkinshaw’s most notable accomplishments in this year’s session had direct Capitol Hill ties. Joel’s Law, inspired by the 2013 death of Joel Reuter on Capitol Hill, would strengthen involuntarily commitment guidelines for people suffering from mental illness. Another Walkinshaw bill expanded access to naloxone, a drug that can reverse the deadly effects of a heroin overdose.