Valley Hospital turns away nurses, others after strike

December 6, 2013

Riccelli asked the hospital to eat the cost of the replacement worker contracts and allow the full return of its nurses and other workers, but the hospital declined.

Colleagues, friends remember Tom Foley

October 18, 2013

“I hope that, particularly in this time of great divisions, we can all reflect on his legacy of setting partisan differences aside to advance public policy for the greater good,” said state Rep. Marcus Riccelli, D-Spokane. “All of us in public service should strive to live up to his high standards.

Home day care providers, state clash over stricter rules

September 8, 2013

“We need more access for quality child care,” Riccelli said. “I think everybody on every side of the issue agrees on that.”

Washington budget clears final hurdles, heads to Inslee

June 29, 2013

Rep. Marcus Riccelli, D-Spokane, said the Medicaid expansion will affect an estimated 30,000 people in Spokane, about 24,000 who will become eligible for health coverage and about 6,000 people who are currently eligible but haven’t signed up.

Funding shortfall could shut down bioterrorism lab

May 28, 2013

State Representative Marcus Riccelli from Spokane said its not just the high profile cases we hear about, but the tests that come back negative that justify keeping the lab. However the most recent work done at the lab in the Ricin investigation is the perfect example of why these local officials keeping the lab open is worth fighting for.


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