E-News

E-NEWSLETTER: Thankful for the opportunity to serve! Dear Friends and Neighbors, Over the past few years, I’ve used e-newsletters to inform you about what’s happening in the Legislature and what issues I’m working on as your state senator. This marks my final e-newsletter. In mid-January, my Senate term will officially end, and my successor will be sworn on... Read More...
E-NEWSLETTER: A disappointing 2018 legislative session is over Dear Friends and Neighbors, The legislative session is over! The Legislature wrapped up this year’s 60-day session Thursday night. The final days of session were long and went deep into the evening as we debated and voted on bills on the Senate floor, including the final supplemental operating, capital and... Read More...
E-NEWSLETTER: 2018 session nears homestretch Dear Friends and Neighbors, The 2018 legislative session is nearing the homestretch! Last week was devoted to committee meetings in which we heard people testify on bills passed by the House earlier this session. Last Friday was the deadline for House bills to be passed by the Senate policy committees,... Read More...
E-NEWSLETTER: 2018 legislative session begins Dear Friends and Neighbors, The 2018 legislative session is under way! In fact, we are almost finished with the second week of this 60-day session. Jan. 8 was the opening day. The first day of a legislative session always features some important traditions, including the swearing-in of newly elected members... Read More...
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...
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