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Can We Reopen Washington? Greetings Friends, The 2021 legislative session began last week and it’s already moving at break-neck speed with significant policy proposals being heard in committee and voted on the Senate floor. I’m writing today with a bit of urgent news on how you can stay connected with the process and lend... Read More...
Working for You in 2021 It’s the first day of the 2021 legislative session and what a wild journey it’s been since we spoke last! We have probably never looked forward to a new year as much as we have in 2021. With 2020 finally behind us, we can only hope a lot of what... Read More...
COVID-19 – Resources for our Community Dear Friends, I’m back home in district now that the legislative session has concluded. I’ll be sure to send an update on our work in Olympia later, but I’d like to focus this newsletter on resources and assurances on what’s happening with the Coronavirus (COVID-19) response in our state. This... Read More...
Listening to You – Town Hall Follow-up Greetings from Olympia, The 2020 legislative session is scheduled to conclude March 12. Things are really picking up. We are now looking at legislation that the House has approved. Those bills will have to go through the committee process here in the Senate and then taken up on the floor.... Read More...
Update from Olympia – Halfway There Greetings from Olympia, The 60-day legislative session is just over halfway finished. As a member of the Senate budget committee (Ways and Means), we worked late into the evening getting public input on bills that will have financial implications. The full Senate has begun working on approving (or voting against)... Read More...
Update from Olympia Greetings from Olympia, We’re in the third week of the legislative session and the committees are working quickly to get public comment on legislation and voted out before the Feb. 7 deadline for policy committees. Things feel a bit frantic as the majority party doesn’t appear to have clear direction... Read More...
The 2020 Legislative Session Begins   January 20, 2020 Greetings from Olympia, Happy New Year! The 2020 legislative session is underway, and it was a fast and eventful first week. After I was sworn in during the opening-day ceremonies, the Legislature got right to work, holding committee hearings and even voting on bills that were still... Read More...
Update from Olympia Greetings Friends, The Senate convened briefly just a few days ago to begin looking at issues for the 2020 legislative session. I formally have been assigned to these Senate committees: Ways and Means (which deals with the operating budget); Health Care; and State Government, Tribal Relations and Elections. We covered... Read More...
Join me for Town Halls! Friends, As I mentioned in my last update, I’m hoping to connect with you before the 2020 legislative session to get your input on issues you think I should be working on. We have made arrangements to hold four town halls throughout the district and I hope you can attend.... Read More...