Rep. Norma Smith's Email Updates


After a 103-day regular legislative session and a 30-day special session the Legislature concluded its business on May 25. Many of you engaged in the process and I am deeply grateful....

June 16, 2011

The governor announced today she will call for a special session to begin tomorrow (Tuesday, April 26) so lawmakers can return to complete the two of three budget bills they needed...

April 25, 2011

Negotiations have intensified as budget writers take into account the latest 2011-2013 revenue forecast that was issued March 17. With an adjustment downward of an additional 780 million, it creates an...

March 30, 2011

After last week's marathon floor sessions to pass bills before the Monday, March 7 cutoff, we have spent the remainder of this week back in committees holding public hearings on the...

March 11, 2011

Washington state received some great news this week when the Air Force awarded a $3.5 billion initial contract to Boeing for the production of 18 next-generation aerial refueling tankers. As the...

Feb. 28, 2011

Washington National Guard Honored Last Friday we adopted House Resolution 4611, honoring the Washington National Guard on its 375th birthday. I commend the Guardsmen and women for their service in uniform...

Feb. 4, 2011

This week in my update, I’ve highlighted four areas: early spending adjustments, an update on legislation, ferries, transparency issues

Jan. 31, 2011

As a former school board member and president, I can personally attest to the fact that many “one size fits all” state requirements do not meet the unique needs of school...

Jan. 21, 2011

Today is the 54th day of the short 60-day 2010 legislative session. We have been spending long hours and late nights on the House floor debating legislation, as we will continue...

March 6, 2010

Today marks day 47 of the 60-day 2010 legislative session. Next week, we head to the House floor to debate and vote on legislation, where we will spend the majority of...

Feb. 28, 2010