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Legislative leaders to outline plans for upcoming session

 

January 11, 2019



Funding schools and fixing the state's struggling mental health system are top priorities for the upcoming legislative session, lawmakers and the governor said Thursday during panel discussions in Olympia.

"We are in a crisis when it comes to mental health in this state," said Sen. Manka Dhingra, D-Redmond, who chairs the Behavioral Health Subcommittee. "It's unacceptable for our jails to be our mental health hospitals."

Gov. Jay Inslee said his top priorities are climate change, working on behavioral health and saving the orcas. Inslee said he hopes to help orcas by reducing noise and wate...



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