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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

Just six more days remain in the 2020 legislative session. Monday was fiscal committee cutoff and today was opposite house cutoff. These legislative deadlines narrow down the bills under consideration by...

March 6, 2020

I will be hosting a telephone town hall meeting with Sen. John Braun on Tuesday, February 25. The community conversation will begin at 6 p.m. and end around 7 p.m. If...

Feb. 24, 2020

On Tuesday, we reached the midway point of the 60-day legislative session. This day was also fiscal committee cutoff, which means House bills needed pass out of the House Appropriations, Finance,...

Feb. 14, 2020

Week three of the 2020 legislative session is coming to a close. As I mentioned in my first email update of the year, the pace of 60-day sessions is fast. This...

Jan. 31, 2020

Due to restrictions, I was not able to send you an email update from December 1 through January 12. I hope you had a restful holiday season and that your year...

Jan. 17, 2020

With the 2019 election behind us, it's now time to look ahead to what its results will mean for the 2020 legislative session in January. Front and center will be the...

Nov. 26, 2019

As I mentioned in my last email update, House Democrats met on July 31 to choose the next Speaker of the House. They chose Rep. Laurie Jinkins of Tacoma. She will...

Sept. 13, 2019

While our state has a part-time Legislature, I conduct my job as state representative much closer to full-time. I have been very busy this interim (the time between legislative sessions), including...

July 23, 2019