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It’s hard to believe, but the 60-day legislative session is almost a third over. The pace of these “short” sessions is always fast, with a lot happening each day. I wanted...

Jan. 31, 2020

In an op-ed for the La Conner Weekly News, Rep. Norma Smith touches on several key issues this session, including data privacy, supplemental operating, capital and transportation budgets, homelessness, and $30...

Jan. 20, 2020

Happy Thanksgiving Week! I hope that even with the many challenges we face in our communities, we can find time this week to reflect on our many blessings and connect with...

Nov. 27, 2019

As with every legislative session, there were a number of successes and disappointments during the 105 days we convened at the Capitol this year. I wanted to begin this update by...

May 9, 2019

In a 96-2 vote Sunday, the Legislature approved the state’s 2019-21 transportation budget. The budget allocates money for maintenance and development of the state’s transportation infrastructure, such as roads, ferries and...

May 1, 2019

Since my last update, we’ve seen the introduction of the three major budgets we pass every biennium—operating, transportation and capital. The operating budget pays for the day-to-day operations of state government,...

April 10, 2019

Rep. Norma Smith, R-Clinton, joins KSER’s Ed Bremer to discuss Republican amendments that were added to the 2019-2021 House operating budget proposal. Smith also discusses the bidding process for building new...

April 3, 2019

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

Reps. Larry Seaquist and Norma Smith are strongly advising a major overhaul of upper management in the ferries division in order to restore public trust.

June 27, 2014