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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

In this update, I will be discussing net neutrality in Washington state, my efforts to protect your data and privacy, the Hirst decision, and the 2017-19 capital budget.

Jan. 25, 2018

I wanted to provide some details about the 2017-19 operating budget the Legislature adopted late last month. Critically, it brings the McCleary saga to an end by investing $7.3 billion more...

July 28, 2017

Today, Rep. Dave Hayes and I released a statement, which you can read below, expressing our frustration over leaving Olympia last night without having passed a solution to the state Supreme...

July 21, 2017

Yesterday, we began a 30-day special session called by the governor. While we completed the transportation budget and came close to completing the capital budget during the regular session, budget negotiators...

April 25, 2017

Earlier this afternoon, we were advised by House leadership that lawmakers would be voting sometime this evening on part or all of the House Democrats’ proposed state operating budget. Unfortunately, this...

March 30, 2017

We are now in the second half of the 2017 legislative session. We spent long hours on the floor earlier this month in the run-up to house of origin cutoff, passing...

March 17, 2017