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I wanted to provide a link to the 2018 legislative update I co-authored with my seatmate, Rep. Andrew Barkis. It will be hitting mailboxes soon, but you can read it now...

May 11, 2018

A lot has happened since my last email update in early March. The biggest news, aside from the Legislature adjourning on time for the first time since 2014, was the announcement...

March 28, 2018

During my time in the Legislature, our state has faced significant economic ups and downs. One thing has remained constant, however, and that is the seemingly irresistible temptation to raise taxes.

March 1, 2018

We're nearing the end of our fourth week of session, and there's a lot to talk about. That's why I'll be hosting a telephone town hall TONIGHT from 6-7 p.m. with...

Feb. 1, 2018

Happy New Year! While this is a short, 60-day session, there is a great deal to get done. I look forward to bringing the priorities of the people who live in...

Jan. 16, 2018

In my last email update, I provided an overview of the 2017-19 operating budget and also discussed what goes on behind-the-scenes during a budget negotiation. When I sent that update on...

Sept. 8, 2017

While I wish it was interim so I could spend even more time on the farm and in district, I wanted to update you on where we currently stand 179 days...

July 7, 2017

Thanks to the good work done by 2017-19 transportation budget negotiators, the funding schedule for the $58.5 million SR 510/Yelm Loop project has been accelerated by two years.

May 10, 2017

I want to provide a brief overview of the operating budget proposals that have been introduced by the majority parties in each chamber.

April 10, 2017

Last Wednesday marked house of origin cutoff, which means bills that were not voted out of the chamber in which they were introduced are now considered “dead” for the year. In...

March 14, 2017