Rep. Jim Walsh's Email Updates


After nine days of intense floor action, we passed another important session deadline: house of origin cut off. At more than midway through the session, the House has passed 351 bills,...

March 21, 2019

Greetings from Olympia! There has been a lot of activity at the Legislature the past few days. We are about to hit the next big session deadline: fiscal committee cutoff. Any...

Feb. 27, 2019

The nanny state is one of the most disturbing trends in government. It includes the laws, regulations, and bureaucracies that seek to dictate how we live, raise our families, and even manage...

Feb. 19, 2019

Washington state's 66th legislative session is underway. For the next several weeks, lawmakers will be at the state Capitol debating and discussing the initial round of bills. The 105-day session is...

Jan. 24, 2019

Recently, I sent out an after-session legislative review to citizens throughout the 19th District. The newsletters should be arriving in mailboxes within the next few days. If for any reason you...

May 10, 2018

The Legislature adjourned the 2018 session late Thursday evening, March 8. Now that the dust has settled, I'd like to re-cap some of the pro-active wins, defensive wins and disappointments from...

March 19, 2018

Please join me for a telephone town hall tonight, March 15, from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Feel free to ask me questions, or just listen-in. We'll talk about the 2018...

March 15, 2018

The Washington State Legislature has returned to Olympia for work. The 2018 legislative session convened at noon Monday, Jan. 8. In even-numbered years, session is 60-days, including weekends and holidays. We...

Jan. 16, 2018

As legislators look down the barrel of a potential third special session, budget talks in Olympia continue. Lawmakers are seeking agreement on the K-12 education funding issue. For weeks now, negotiators...

June 14, 2017

The House will vote soon on House Bill 1570, the Washington housing opportunities act. I've authored an amendment that would eliminate the current prioritization of low barrier homeless shelters over other...

April 19, 2017