Ferry Town Hall Greetings Friends and Neighbors, As you know, many communities in the 10th District are heavily dependent on the state’s ferry system. Recent reductions in sailings, especially on the Clinton-Mukilteo route, have led to unacceptable disruptions of service. I am hearing the frustration from constituents and am looking for answers. That... Read More...
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... Read More...
Senate Republicans establish first-of-its-kind initiative Offer principled stance on outreach and equity work   The 2021 legislative session saw an emphasis on bills aimed at addressing racial inequities. Democratic leaders early on had indicated that in the constrained virtual session, bills would be limited to a few critical areas, equity being one of them. However,... Read More...
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... Read More...
‘Call it what it is,’ says Muzzall – ‘An income tax’ If it walks, swims and quacks like a duck, it’s a duck, not the goose that laid a golden egg   Despite strong revenues and billions in federal funds coming to Washington State, legislative Democrats pushed through a controversial state income tax bill, under the guise of calling it and... Read More...
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...
Muzzall garners valuable committee assignments Changes in committee assignments have been announced in advance of the 2021 legislative session. State Sen. Ron Muzzall, R-Oak Harbor, has been appointed to a new, influential committee and joins the ranks of leadership on another. Muzzall will continue to serve on the Senate Ways and Means Committee, which focuses... Read More...
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... Read More...