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In a unanimous vote Monday, the state House approved a bill sponsored by Rep. Norma Smith aimed at improving stewardship of recyclable materials in Washington state.

Feb. 13, 2018

In a 93-5 vote Friday, the House passed a bill to safeguard net neutrality in Washington state.

Feb. 9, 2018

In a 98-0 vote Tuesday, the House approved a bill sponsored by Rep. Norma Smith to protect Washingtonians' payment credentials in business transactions with state agencies.

Feb. 7, 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

The Federal Communications Commission voted Thursday to repeal net neutrality rules adopted in 2015. However, some state lawmakers say regardless of the FCC vote, they will seek legislation to continue enforcement...

Dec. 14, 2017

Rep. Norma Smith, R-Clinton, has introduced legislation that would give the Office of Attorney General the authority to enforce net neutrality rules in Washington state.

Dec. 13, 2017

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

Despite a negotiated agreement between Republicans and Democrats in the House and Senate, Gov. Jay Inslee today vetoed a section of Senate Bill 5977, which would have reduced the business and...

July 7, 2017

In an 87-10 vote Wednesday evening, the state House passed a bill to require broadband internet service providers (ISPs) to acquire opt-in consent from customers before selling or transferring their information....

April 19, 2017

House Bill 1120, sponsored by Rep. Norma Smith to address problems uncovered by an audit of Washington’s Regulatory Fairness Act (RFA), was unanimously approved by the House Thursday.

March 3, 2017