Rep. Norma Smith's Email Updates


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

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...

July 28, 2017

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

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...

April 25, 2017

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...

March 30, 2017

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...

March 17, 2017

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...

Feb. 24, 2017

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...

Feb. 9, 2017

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....

Jan. 13, 2017

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...

March 12, 2016