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We are approaching the last week of regular session, which is scheduled to adjourn on April 26. I hope we can finish by then, and we should be able to, but...

April 17, 2015

Today the majority party in the House released a state operating budget proposal. It would spend a total of $38.9 billion, and includes $1.5 billion in new taxes and tax increases...

March 27, 2015

The Legislature is past the midway point of the 2015 session. We have just completed eight days of voting on the House floor before the "cutoff" deadline to pass House-originated bills...

March 13, 2015

It is such an honor and a privilege to be serving you in the state Legislature as we begin the 2015 session. We have much important work to do this year....

Jan. 17, 2015

Because of election-year restrictions, this will be my last e-mail update until December 1. You can still write, call or e-mail me with questions and requests for assistance, but you must...

April 11, 2014

I’d like to invite you to call in to my telephone town hall this Wednesday, April 9, at 6:30 p.m.

April 8, 2014

As the immense devastation of the Oso landslide becomes fully known it is truly unimaginable. I join many of you in continued prayer for the broken hearted, those who have lost...

March 28, 2014

On Thursday the Legislature approved the 2014 supplemental operating budget. It is called “supplemental” because it makes only minor changes to the larger budget we passed last year.

March 14, 2014

The Legislature is halfway through the 60-day session here in Olympia. We’re making progress on legislation I believe will help promote jobs and economic growth.

Feb. 13, 2014

We have a significant opportunity this session to act on the excellent work recently published by the state auditor to help our job creators. I’ve taken the recommendations of the study...

Jan. 25, 2014