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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

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

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

Jan. 22, 2019

Today is the 39th day of this 60-day session, and we just passed House of Origin cutoff. Any bills that were introduced in the House that did not come to the...

Feb. 15, 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

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

Rep. Norma Smith says state and local government must work together to care for those struggling with behavioral and mental health challenges.

June 28, 2017

Legislation sponsored by Rep. Norma Smith, R-Clinton, to regulate the collection and use of biometric data by state agencies was signed into law Tuesday.

May 16, 2017