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Rep. Maureen Walsh receives the Crayon Award from the Early Learning Action Alliance in recognition for her work on early-learning policymaking.

June 27, 2016

Rep. Maureen Walsh's bill expanding the Parent to Parent program statewide is signed by the governor.

March 31, 2016

"Family choice is essential in determining what is the best fit for each individual. Quality of life should be the goal for all," says Rep. Maureen Walsh.

Feb. 20, 2016

During floor action Friday, the state House passed Rep. Walsh's legislation that would expand the national Parent to Parent program to all 39 Washington counties.

Feb. 12, 2016

Children's Alliance specifically applauded Walsh for playing a key role in the passage of the Early Start Act during the 2015 legislative session. The act improves early learning and child care...

Sept. 18, 2015

In August 2014, the state Supreme Court issued a decision calling attention to the improper “boarding” of mentally ill individuals, and inadequate treatment provided to mentally ill patients. In response to...

April 17, 2015

Rep. Walsh's opinion editorial regarding Washington's WorkFirst program

March 7, 2015

"We adopted a law that's been used nationally called the Family Assessment Response (FAR). This new method allows social workers to assess a family's situation and determine what type of remedy...

Feb. 28, 2014

Over the short interim after last year's session adjourned, I spent time on a legislative task force whose goal was to look at how the state can improve the quality of...

Jan. 31, 2014

Last week, Rep. Maureen Walsh attended a meeting of a legislative group tasked with examining issues around subsidies for families to afford child care while at work. She was also named...

Sept. 18, 2013