Rep. Norma Smith's News & Media


In what Rep. Norma Smith called an unbelievable contrast, majority party leaders in Olympia today introduced a bill to increase the state sales tax. The proposal comes on Tax Day and...

April 15, 2009

Reps. Barbara Bailey and Norma Smith released statements on the state transportation budget earlier today.

April 10, 2009

An independent report citing serious national competitiveness challenges, shortfalls and opportunities in Washington's aerospace industry today sparked debate on what should be done to ensure a healthy business climate. Rep. Norma...

April 9, 2009

The Washington State House of Representatives today released its proposal for the two-year capital budget. Capital Budget Committee member Rep. Norma Smith, R-Clinton, had this to say about it...

April 1, 2009

Rep. Norma Smith, R-Clinton, will host a 10th Legislative District telephone town hall meeting Tuesday, March 24, 7 to 8 p.m. Residents around the district are invited to participate in the...

March 19, 2009

I am very concerned with problems I’ve seen with Washington State Ferries since taking office in January 2008. Money was appropriated in 2003 to build four, 144-car ferries, but six years...

March 7, 2009

"Job number one for the Legislature right now is getting our fiscal house in order. First and foremost, we must address this year’s budget shortfall of more than $700 million."

Feb. 20, 2009

This week Rep. Norma Smith introduced two pieces of legislation that seek to strengthen penalties for driving under the influence (DUI) of drugs or alcohol convictions.

Feb. 10, 2009

Reps. Norma Smith and Barbara Bailey are co-sponsoring bipartisan legislation that would direct the Washington State Ferries (WSF) to get out of the ferry-building business and instead focus on operating and...

Feb. 9, 2009

"It was extremely difficult to make these reductions today, but it was necessary to begin the process of repairing our budget to better fit the revenues the state is bringing in...

Feb. 2, 2009