Rep. Norma Smith's News & Media


As printed in The Everett Herald Every day, we hear about the numerous deficiencies of the political process. They can be more than disheartening when creating obstacles to problem solving. However,...

May 26, 2019

In a 96-2 vote Sunday, the Legislature approved the state's 2019-21 transportation budget. The budget allocates money for maintenance and development of the state's transportation infrastructure, such as roads, ferries and...

May 1, 2019

Sunday on the House floor, Rep. Norma Smith lauded the historic investments in the 2019-21 capital budget to expand the state's mental and behavioral health safety net. The capital budget was...

April 30, 2019

On Sunday, the Washington State Legislature approved the 2019-21 capital budget. The $4.9 billion budget includes a record $308.1 million in funding for mental and behavioral health facilities: $120 million in...

April 30, 2019

In a 97-1 vote Sunday, the Washington State Legislature approved the 2019-21 capital budget. Also known as the state's construction budget, the $4.9 billion spending plan makes key investments in mental...

April 29, 2019

Last Friday in the House Finance Committee, the 9-4 Democrat majority voted to approve $4.5 billion in new tax increases. While a final operating budget has yet to be produced, many...

April 26, 2019

During Thursday's House and Senate Republican media availability, Rep. Norma Smith provided an update on how the Legislature is addressing the state's mental and behavioral health crisis.

April 19, 2019

Late last month, Rep. Norma Smith sponsored Langley student Ben Schuster as a page in the Washington State House of Representatives. During his week at the Capitol, Ben attended page school...

April 15, 2019

During a one-hour town hall on CNN Wednesday night, Gov. Jay Inslee made the following remarks about the state's largest employer, Boeing: “Boeing should not have been able to threaten the...

April 11, 2019

Rep. Norma Smith, R-Clinton, joins KSER's Ed Bremer to discuss Republican amendments that were added to the 2019-2021 House operating budget proposal. Smith also discusses the bidding process for building new...

April 3, 2019