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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

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

State Rep. Norma Smith’s bill to improve state agency permitting got the gubernatorial seal of approval Thursday.

March 28, 2014

State agencies would have to significantly improve their customer service when issuing permits under new legislation filed today by state Rep. Norma Smith, R-Clinton.

Jan. 9, 2014

Boeing announces 800-1200 jobs moving out of state; J.T. Wilcox and Norma Smith say it's time to get serious about Washington's business climate

Dec. 12, 2013

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

In Washington, our regulatory business climate threatens growth and is a key competitive disadvantage as we compete to promote job creation across all sectors.

July 28, 2013

At the beginning of the legislative session, Rep. Norma Smith authored and introduced a package of four bills to improve the business and regulatory climate in Washington state. She later...

June 28, 2013

House Bill 1818, which will implement a program to streamline regulations across multi-governmental jurisdictions for specific sectors of businesses, was signed into law by Gov. Jay Inslee on Tuesday, May 21.

May 22, 2013

On May 1, Rep. Norma Smith had two bills signed into law by Gov. Jay Inslee, including legislation that will provide a more user-friendly structure for employers and startup businesses needing...

May 2, 2013