February 23, 2024

Make your voice heard – Public hearings on 3 initiatives

Greetings From Olympia,  We’re in the home stretch of the 2024 legislative session. The Senate is moving from committees to floor votes on bills that have come over from the House. Now that both chambers have put out initial proposals, we’re also hammering out details on the state’s three supplemental...
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March 03, 2023

A Time for Voting

Greetings Friends, We’re now past the halfway mark of the 2023 legislative session and things have been busy. There was a series of deadlines over last several weeks that have significantly cut down the number of legislative proposals that could eventually make it to the governor’s desk. Over the past...
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May 17, 2021

End of Session Virtual Town Hall

Now that the dust has settled a bit, I want to reconnect with you one more time to review the 2021 legislative session. While we adjourned the 105-day slog on time, there was a flurry of activity in the final days that I think needs to be unpacked. So, I...
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March 09, 2021

Attend our Joint Virtual Town Hall

In these physically-distant times, getting together to hold a town hall can be a challenge. So, my seatmates and I will be jointly holding a virtual one to provide an update on the 2021 legislative session and get your feedback. As I’ve noted before, the 10th District is just one...
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January 18, 2021

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...
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January 11, 2021

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...
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March 18, 2020

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...
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March 02, 2020

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....
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February 14, 2020

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)...
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