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One of the most intense 60-day sessions concluded on March 8. As the minority party, we worked across the aisle with our majority party colleagues on all issues by offering reasonable,...

May 11, 2018

I'd like to invite you to join me, and Rep. Drew Stokesbary, for a telephone town hall meeting from 6-7 p.m. tonight, March 14. This is an opportunity for you to...

March 14, 2018

There have been many questions and concerns about the Legislative Public Records Act (Senate Bill 6617), and the process of which this bill was moved through the legislative process. As of...

March 1, 2018

I'm not sure if you watch the Winter Olympics or not. Our current place in this 60-day session reminds me a lot of our Olympic downhill alpine ski athletes. They get...

Feb. 19, 2018

We've passed the midway point of this short, fast-paced session. Policy cutoff was Friday, Feb. 2, meaning any policy-related bill without a fiscal impact had to move forward out of their...

Feb. 9, 2018

Frustration continues to grow on the outrageous prices of your car-tab fees due to the phenomenal price tag of ST3. I receive constant complaints on what we are doing in Olympia...

Jan. 29, 2018

We have completed week two of the 2018 legislative session. After work remained unfinished last session on a comprehensive, long-term Hirst solution, and the 2017-19 capital budget, we can finally check...

Jan. 20, 2018

We are back in Olympia for the fast-paced, vicious race of the 2018 legislative session. And, let me tell you, this is going to be a bad year! The majority party...

Jan. 12, 2018

When I came to Olympia, I made this promise to you – I would never support a massive tax increase in our state's spending plan that wasn't brought forward to you,...

June 30, 2017

We have completed the first week of our 30-day special session. The pace has slowed down in Olympia, as the main focus lies in the hands of budget negotiators to reach agreement...

May 1, 2017