Sen. Dhingra, Reps. Slatter and Pellicciotti speak out in support of Washington lawsuit

State Senator Manka Dhingra (D-Kirkland) and Representatives Vandana Slatter ( D-Bellevue) and Mike Pellicciotti (D-Federal Way) reacted to Governor Inslee and AG Ferguson’s announcement Thursday that Washington will sue the Trump Administration for the effects of its “zero-tolerance” immigration policy. The three lawmakers attended the press conference in SeaTac on Thursday to demonstrate support for the action

Opinion: Governor Jay Inslee must stand up for the people and veto legislative-secrecy bill

A brave few lawmakers in the House and Senate stood up for government transparency, countering their caucus leaders who insisted the Legislature should not be subject to the state Public Records Act... Here are the legislative open-records heroes

Capital budget funds local projects including STEM classrooms, Safe City cameras, conservation

State Rep. Mike Pellicciotti, D-Federal Way, worked to fund conservation of the Weyerhaeuser North Lake property, as well as with capital budget members to include funding to replace Safe City crime hotspot cameras to improve public safety in Federal Way.

House passes bill aimed to bring car-tab relief

The bill, which change the way cars are valued for taxes, will go the Senate next. House Bill 2201, which is sponsored by Rep. Mike Pellicciotti, D-Federal Way, and passed 60-37, changes the state depreciation schedule for vehicles to tie a car’s value more towards fair market value. It also gives refunds or credits to drivers to cover the difference between the old and new formulas.