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... Read More...
Working for strong investments in housing, infrastructure, and mental health The day before the Legislature is scheduled to adjourn, the state’s updated construction budget was unanimously approved, providing over $3 million for projects around the 10th District. Sen. Ron Muzzall, R-Oak Harbor worked to collaboratively secure funding for critical community projects and other investments in affordable housing, infrastructure. and mental... Read More...
We need more salmon not more salmon conflict Originally published in the La Conner Weekly, Wednesday, January 26, 2022 4:52 AM Ensuring a robust salmon recovery has become a daunting and politicized task. The latest proposal championed by the Office of the Governor is an example of the bad practice of creating more conflict rather than offering real... Read More...
Muzzall urges accountability at failure-plagued agency Paid family leave program running out of cash There may be a COVID-baby boom, but expectant parents may be out of luck getting benefits they’ve paid for after news that the state agency managing the program is running out of money. The Employment Security Department, responsible for collection of the... Read More...
Skagit legislators call out hypocrisy on salmon recovery proposal Ensuring the robust recovery of salmon has become a daunting and politicized task. The latest policy proposal championed by the Office of the Governor is facing sharp criticisms from Skagit County-area lawmakers who view it as an unconstitutional taking of private property that will do nothing to aid the salmon... Read More...
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...