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As a Legislature, our top priority from day one of the 2018 session was to adopt a long-term Hirst solution and pass the 2017-19 capital budget. We were able to do...

April 13, 2018

In this update, I will be discussing net neutrality in Washington state, my efforts to protect your data and privacy, the Hirst decision, and the 2017-19 capital budget.

Jan. 25, 2018

Today, Rep. Dave Hayes and I released a statement, which you can read below, expressing our frustration over leaving Olympia last night without having passed a solution to the state Supreme...

July 21, 2017

The Legislature’s record 193-day session ended Thursday evening when the body failed to pass both a remedy to the recent rural water rights case known as the Hirst decision and the...

July 21, 2017

This 60-day legislative session began Jan. 11, and is scheduled to end March 10. This is a "supplemental budget year," which means our task is making minor adjustments to the budgets...

Feb. 4, 2016

Rep. Norma Smith, R-Clinton, released this statement today after the recommendations of the Ocean Acidification Blue Ribbon Panel were made public. Smith supported the work of the panel, but did so...

Nov. 28, 2012

Rep. Norma Smith has been appointed to the Ocean Acidification Blue Ribbon Panel by the governor’s office. Smith has always taken an active interest in protecting the state’s marine waters and...

March 28, 2012

The House of Representatives passed a bill adding more costs to those who apply for water rights with the state. Rep. Norma Smith, R-Clinton, voted against the bill due to an...

March 5, 2010