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The deadline for passing House bills out of the House and over to the Senate came and went. While there are still a number of bad bills alive, we were able...

Feb. 24, 2012

I want to thank you all of you who had the opportunity to participate in my telephone town hall last week. We had a great discussion on many issues impacting the...

Feb. 2, 2012

I will be holding a telephone town hall this Thursday, Jan. 26 at 6:30 p.m. I have found this format is an excellent way to reach a significant amount of people...

Jan. 25, 2012

With the 2012 legislative session underway, it is important that you know I am here to serve you during the challenging session we have ahead of us. You can read my...

Jan. 11, 2012

After a 103-day regular legislative session and a 30-day special session the Legislature concluded its business on May 25. Many of you engaged in the process and I am deeply grateful....

June 16, 2011

The governor announced today she will call for a special session to begin tomorrow (Tuesday, April 26) so lawmakers can return to complete the two of three budget bills they needed...

April 25, 2011

Negotiations have intensified as budget writers take into account the latest 2011-2013 revenue forecast that was issued March 17. With an adjustment downward of an additional 780 million, it creates an...

March 30, 2011

After last week's marathon floor sessions to pass bills before the Monday, March 7 cutoff, we have spent the remainder of this week back in committees holding public hearings on the...

March 11, 2011

Washington state received some great news this week when the Air Force awarded a $3.5 billion initial contract to Boeing for the production of 18 next-generation aerial refueling tankers. As the...

Feb. 28, 2011

Washington National Guard Honored Last Friday we adopted House Resolution 4611, honoring the Washington National Guard on its 375th birthday. I commend the Guardsmen and women for their service in uniform...

Feb. 4, 2011