E-News

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...
E-NEWS UPDATE: Lowering Narrows Bridge Toll Rates Hello Friends! Today is the last day to pass bills out of policy committee in the house in which the bill started – either the Senate or the House. That means I’ve been working hard to build support for my bills and presenting them in committee hearings for the past couple of... Read More...
2015 E-News Update: Looking ahead to 2016 Hello Friends! With the Christmas season upon us I hope you’re enjoying time with family and friends. I’ve been making as much time for that as I can myself as the Legislature’s 2016 legislative session approaches. The Legislature alternates between long (105 days) and short sessions (60 days). This year... Read More...
2015 E-News Update: My most productive year for bills Hello Friends! This past week I celebrated the signing of the last of my bills to pass the Legislature this year. In total, I passed 10 bills. That’s the most productive year I’ve ever had! It’s a long journey for each bill to get to the final Governor’s signature (sometimes... Read More...
2015 E-News Update: We’ve done our job Hello Friends! We are now past the end of regular legislative session and must go into overtime as the House Majority Party did not complete the work needed to go to negotiations.  While the Senate passed complete operating, transportation and capital budgets, the House has only been able to pass... Read More...
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