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We reached an important session deadline last week, House of Origin cutoff. Unless deemed necessary to implement the budget, all bills that did not advance out of the chamber in which...

March 20, 2019

In my most recent video update, recorded this past Friday, I ended my remarks by urging viewers to get involved in the legislative process. However, I realize that can be a...

Feb. 27, 2019

If you want proof of how everyday Washingtonians can have a major impact when they get involved in the legislative process, look no further than what happened here at the Capitol...

Feb. 12, 2019

We are now in the second week of this 105-day legislative session. For a quick recap of week one, I encourage you to watch my video update below. I'll be recording...

Jan. 24, 2019

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