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Earlier this week, the Washington State House of Representatives passed Senate Bill 5273. The bill would move Washington's presidential primary from May to March, but would also maintain a system that...

March 7, 2019

Earlier this month, South Whidbey High School student Annie Philp traveled to Olympia to serve as a page in the Washington State House of Representatives. She was sponsored by 10th District...

Feb. 28, 2019

Many of you have asked me how you can best stay informed during the 2019 legislative session. First, I would encourage you to subscribe to the Capitol Buzz—a weekday summary of...

Feb. 27, 2019

Rep. Norma Smith, R-Clinton, joins Ed Bremer on KSER to discuss bills that survived policy cutoff, the need for responsible budgeting, the Democrats' proposed tax hikes, and an update on her...

Feb. 26, 2019

Rep. Norma Smith joins KSER's Ed Bremer to discuss policy cutoff week, the volume of bills that have been introduced this session, her consumer privacy legislation, and the work being done...

Feb. 19, 2019

Rep. Norma Smith joins KSER's Ed Bremer to discuss the Legislature's first major deadline, as well as bills related to child safety, recycling, and data brokers. She also gives her perspective...

Feb. 12, 2019

Rep. Norma Smith joins KSER's Ed Bremer to discuss the first few weeks of the 2019 legislative session, the latest in her committees, a bill to move Washington state's presidential primary...

Feb. 5, 2019

The 2019 legislative session is under way, and what an honor it is to be here in Olympia representing you and our neighbors! I will be sending periodic email updates during...

Feb. 1, 2019

Rep. Norma Smith, R-Clinton, joined KSER's Ed Bremer to discuss mental health reform, data privacy, accountable government, and more.

Jan. 22, 2019

Rep. Norma Smith has been appointed to three House committees for the upcoming 2019 legislative session, which begins Monday. The 10th District lawmaker will continue in her leadership role as the...

Jan. 10, 2019