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)... Read More...
Muzzall legislation would reestablish farm internship program Farms across the country are facing challenges recruiting the next generation of farmers. Under legislation introduced by state Sen. Ron Muzzall, R-Oak Harbor and approved today by the state Senate, the state would revive a pilot program to expose young workers to the agricultural industry through farm internships. “Young folks... Read More...
Three friends serve as pages Jerry Coleman, Hailey Sarber, and Rozzy Ware traveled from their homes in Stanwood and Mount Vernon to spend a week paging for the Washington State Senate at the Capitol in Olympia. They were three of the 20 students who served as Senate pages for the third week of the 2020... 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...
Sen. Muzzall unanimously elected deputy whip On the third day of the 2020 legislative session, Sen. Ron Muzzall, R-Oak Harbor, was elected to a leadership position by his Senate Republican colleagues. Muzzall will serve as the deputy whip for the caucus. “The selection for this position came as a surprise to me,” said Muzzall. “The caucus... Read More...
Muzzall formally sworn in on first day of 2020 session Appointed late last year to serve the 10th Legislative District after the retirement of Sen. Barbara Bailey, state Sen. Ron Muzzall, R-Oak Harbor, was sworn in Monday during the opening ceremonies of the 2020 legislative session. Muzzall, who is a small-business owner and farmer, has hit the ground running, holding... 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...