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Rep. Norma Smith, R-Clinton, talks with KBRC/KAPS News Director Jeff Rex about several issues under consideration in the state Legislature, including cybersecurity and privacy issues, making sure agencies are complying with...

Feb. 2, 2017

Yesterday, March 10, marked the final day of the 2016 regular legislative session. I had hoped to be sending you a final session update, but unfortunately, budget writers in the House...

March 12, 2016

Rep. Norma Smith, R-Clinton, delivered the Republican response to Gov. Jay Inslee's State of the State speech in Olympia today. Touching on education, transportation, the environment and jobs for the middle...

Jan. 14, 2015

The Legislature passed a package of bills designed to make Washington state competitive into the future for the aerospace sector in its third special session of the year.

Nov. 10, 2013

Tenth District representatives voted in support of a responsible state operating budget today that prioritizes education and essential services. The compromise budget includes more than a $1 billion increase in K-12...

June 29, 2013

Rep. Norma Smith, R-Clinton and the ranking Republican on the House Technology and Economic Development Committee, issued the following statement today regarding the state Supreme Court's ruling on the two-thirds legislative...

March 1, 2013

Lawmakers adjourned sine die on March 8, but left some unfinished business, specifically a budget shortfall of about $1.1 billion. Rep. Norma Smith, R-Clinton, issued the following statement: “We came into...

March 9, 2012

Rep. Norma Smith, R-Clinton, released this statement on today's passage of the House supplemental operating budget. She voted “no” on HB 2127. “Today was more than the House majority party passing...

Feb. 29, 2012

Today, Rep. Norma Smith, R-Clinton and lead Republican on economic development issues in the Washington State House of Representatives, issued the following statement on the opening day of the 2012 legislative...

Jan. 10, 2012

Rep. Norma Smith, R-Clinton, issued the following statement regarding the call for a special legislative session: “Governor Chris Gregoire's announcement calling for the Legislature to convene for a 30-day special session...

Sept. 23, 2011