May 03, 2024

Election-year restrictions

Due to election-year restrictions in Washington state law, this website will remain accessible but no new content, and no changes to existing content, will be posted to it until after the results of the November election are certified.
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May 01, 2024

Will the last one on the farm please close the gate?

Washington’s agricultural industry is facing significant challenges. While food prices are at record highs, that isn’t translating into better outcomes for farms of all sizes in our state. Listen to my recent interview about why Washington is losing so many farms – 14 a week over the last five years....
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April 22, 2023

Final capital budget includes Muzzall push for $30 million for district schools

One day remains in the 2023 legislative session and details are emerging on the final versions of various state budgets. State Sen. Ron Muzzall is touting significant investments for local projects in the 10th District in the state’s capital construction budget, particularly nearly $30 million for Oak Harbor schools. Muzzall...
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March 08, 2023

Muzzall maternity-support bills approved by Senate

House already taking action on lowering costs for maternal care OLYMPIA… The state Senate has now approved the final piece of legislation sponsored by Sen. Ron Muzzall focused on improving maternal supports. Part of a package, Senate Bill 5581 was approved in late February and is awaiting a public hearing...
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March 24, 2022

Muzzall seeks audit, investigation into housing money corruption

OLYMPIA…  Seattle Times broke a story today about former Speaker of the House Frank Chopp personally interfering in the allocation of state housing investments, directing $2 million to a nonprofit that he started. Chopp argued that the funds weren’t being used appropriately with the King County Regional Housing Authority. With...
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May 08, 2020

Final Update from Olympia for the Year

Greetings Friends and Neighbors, Because I’ll be on the ballot later this year, election-year restrictions make this the last e-newsletter you’ll receive from my legislative office until the November election is certified. Although the Legislature’s regular session ended almost two months ago, the COVID-19 situation is keeping me busy with...
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February 14, 2020

Update from Olympia

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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