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E-NEWSLETTER: 2018 legislative session approaching   Dear Friends and Neighbors, I hope everyone had an enjoyable Thanksgiving! Here’s wishing all of you a happy holiday season and a wonderful 2018. Speaking of 2018, I’m getting ready for the next legislative session, which begins Jan. 8. It is scheduled to last 60 days, so it will... Read More...
E-NEWSLETTER: Say hello to the new face of the office Friends and Neighbors, Earlier this week, I sent you a brief explanation of why the Legislature is going into a special legislative session to finish the budget. If you missed that message, please click here to read it. If you are interested in learning more about the Senate’s education funding... Read More...
E-NEWS UPDATE: BILL UPDATE: 19 Moving Forward Friends and Neighbors, This week was the first cutoff for bills, which means that bills need to pass out of their respective policy committees if they’re going to move forward this year. Bills that have a budget impact have to pass out of fiscal committee next week. What this means... Read More...
E-NEWS UPDATE: Twists and turns Friends and Neighbors, The legislative session always takes some twists and turns and this week was no different as I took on some new responsibilities. I’ll be digging back into my roots in local government more in the coming weeks, but you can read more about that below. Many bills... Read More...
E-NEWS UPDATE: Back to Olympia! Hello Friends! We’re back in Olympia this week for the 2017 legislative session! The Legislature alternates between long sessions (105 days) and short sessions (60 days) because we operate on a two-year, or biennial, budget. This year is a long, 105-day session. Because we write and pass the biennial state... Read More...
E-NEWS UPDATE: It’s that time of year… Friends and Neighbors, It’s that time of year again! The next legislative session starts on January 9th and I’ll begin the year with some new responsibilities. Below, I explain more about those new responsibilities as well as what we have to look forward to in the state budget debate with... Read More...
E-NEWS UPDATE: Restraint and Responsibility Hello Friends! It’s finally over. On Tuesday, we worked late into the night to pass the supplemental budget that had been holding up the end of legislative session. The hold-up happened because House Democrats insisted on blowing a hole in our budget which is required by law to balance over... Read More...
E-NEWS UPDATE: In the final stretch Hello Friends! We are in the final stretch of the legislative session and a lot of great work is getting done to try to finish the session on time. The official end of this session is March 10 at midnight. Before then, we need to reach an agreement on an... Read More...
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