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The remote, 2021 legislative session ended on Sunday evening after 105 days. The last week saw some major policies move forward and the passage of the three state budgets. Unless a...

April 29, 2021

The Washington State House of Representatives has spent the last five days voting primarily on Senate bills. State representatives will be back on the House floor this weekend as we work...

April 9, 2021

Just a month remains in the legislative session. Today was policy committee cutoff – opposite house. This means all bills from the opposite chamber needed to pass out of their respective...

March 26, 2021

We have now officially passed the midway point of the 105-day legislative session. Tuesday was house of origin cutoff, meaning bills had to pass their respective chambers or they are considered...

March 12, 2021

As day 47 of the 105-day legislative session ends, it has been a busy week in the Legislature. Monday was fiscal committee cutoff, meaning bills needed to pass out of the...

Feb. 26, 2021

Week five of the remote, 105-day (15 week) legislative session is coming to close. A lot has happened in the last two weeks and I outline some of the top issues...

Feb. 12, 2021

As week three of the legislative session ends, I wanted to provide you an update on some big issues being considered and remind you of how you can be involved in...

Jan. 29, 2021

Due to election-year restrictions, it has been a long time since I wrote to you last. Ethics laws and House rules limit my legislative communications from mid-May through the election and...

Jan. 13, 2021

A lot has happened since the last time I wrote to you. Since then, the governor has enacted and twice extended his “Stay Home, Stay Healthy” order; the number of coronavirus...

May 4, 2020

The 2020 legislative session ended just after 8 p.m. on Thursday night, March 12. The last bill passed by the House will provide $175 million from the Budget Stabilization Account (also...

March 20, 2020