Rep. Norma Smith's Email Updates


I wanted to provide some details about the 2017-19 operating budget the Legislature adopted late last month. Critically, it brings the McCleary saga to an end by investing $7.3 billion more...

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...

Yesterday, we began a 30-day special session called by the governor. While we completed the transportation budget and came close to completing the capital budget during the regular session, budget negotiators...

Earlier this afternoon, we were advised by House leadership that lawmakers would be voting sometime this evening on part or all of the House Democrats’ proposed state operating budget. Unfortunately, this...

We are now in the second half of the 2017 legislative session. We spent long hours on the floor earlier this month in the run-up to house of origin cutoff, passing...

An important debate over the future of K-12 education was held in the House on Wednesday, as the majority party brought their education funding plan (House Bill 1843) to the floor...

The marathon is on! We are now in the fifth week of the 2017 legislative session, and policy cutoff is right around the corner. This represents the first important milestone of...

One of my responsibilities as the ranking member of the House Technology and Economic Development Committee (TED) is to learn about and take action on matters relating to cybersecurity and privacy....

Yesterday, March 10, marked the final day of the 2016 regular legislative session. I had hoped to be sending you a final session update, but unfortunately, budget writers in the House...

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...