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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

Our founding fathers were clearly financially savvy. After all, they’re literally on our money. Most of us meet with George ($1) and Abe ($5) every day, and a bit less frequently...

April 11, 2017

The state's main operating budget will be center stage in the legislative agenda for the next few weeks. This week, House Democrats rolled out their proposal, including their "revenue package." That's...

March 29, 2017

This is an opportunity for you to receive an update of the latest issues before the Legislature. You are encouraged to ask questions about your concerns and interests regarding legislation and...

March 20, 2017

We’re past the halfway point of the scheduled 105-day legislative session. March 8, was the final date for bills to pass out of the chamber in which they originated. After several...

March 15, 2017