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As with every legislative session, there were a number of successes and disappointments during the 105 days we convened at the Capitol this year. I wanted to begin this update by...

May 9, 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

Since my last update, we've seen the introduction of the three major budgets we pass every biennium—operating, transportation and capital. The operating budget pays for the day-to-day operations of state government,...

April 10, 2019

This Saturday, Rep. Dave Paul and I will be hosting town hall meetings in Coupeville and Stanwood. During the 90-minute meetings, we'll be providing an update on the 2019 session and...

March 19, 2019

Many of you have asked me how you can best stay informed during the 2019 legislative session. First, I would encourage you to subscribe to the Capitol Buzz—a weekday summary of...

Feb. 27, 2019

The 2019 legislative session is under way, and what an honor it is to be here in Olympia representing you and our neighbors! I will be sending periodic email updates during...

Feb. 1, 2019

Although I will no longer be able to send out legislative email updates until December, I will continue to work on public policy development throughout the year.

May 13, 2018

As a Legislature, our top priority from day one of the 2018 session was to adopt a long-term Hirst solution and pass the 2017-19 capital budget. We were able to do...

April 13, 2018

I’ll be hosting three town halls this Saturday in Freeland, Oak Harbor and Mount Vernon with my seatmate, Rep. Dave Hayes, R-Camano Island.

March 7, 2018

Today is the 39th day of this 60-day session, and we just passed House of Origin cutoff. Any bills that were introduced in the House that did not come to the...

Feb. 15, 2018