Rep. Norma Smith's Email Updates


Today the Legislature began its second special session. We have yet to agree on the state operating and capital budgets, but this week we did approve the transportation budget (which is...

May 29, 2015

The state Legislature began its "special" session on April 29. Unfortunately, we were unable to get all our business done - including passing a two-year state operating budget - by the...

May 15, 2015

I'd like to give you an update on education funding negotiations in the state Legislature, as well as an overview of the four different plans that have been proposed. I’m sharing...

May 15, 2015

We are approaching the last week of regular session, which is scheduled to adjourn on April 26. I hope we can finish by then, and we should be able to, but...

April 17, 2015

Today the majority party in the House released a state operating budget proposal. It would spend a total of $38.9 billion, and includes $1.5 billion in new taxes and tax increases...

March 27, 2015

The Legislature is past the midway point of the 2015 session. We have just completed eight days of voting on the House floor before the "cutoff" deadline to pass House-originated bills...

March 13, 2015

It is such an honor and a privilege to be serving you in the state Legislature as we begin the 2015 session. We have much important work to do this year....

Jan. 17, 2015

Because of election-year restrictions, this will be my last e-mail update until December 1. You can still write, call or e-mail me with questions and requests for assistance, but you must...

April 11, 2014

I’d like to invite you to call in to my telephone town hall this Wednesday, April 9, at 6:30 p.m.

April 8, 2014

As the immense devastation of the Oso landslide becomes fully known it is truly unimaginable. I join many of you in continued prayer for the broken hearted, those who have lost...

March 28, 2014