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Dear Friends and Neighbors, This week, Gov. Jay Inslee is signing the last of the 300-plus bills sent to him by the Legislature during the 60-day session that ended March 8....

March 29, 2018

Dear Friends and Neighbors, We are only a couple weeks away from scheduled adjournment of the 60-day session on March 8. Soon, we will be taking final votes on bills that...

Feb. 21, 2018

Dear Friends and Neighbors, Since my last email update to you on Jan. 25 in which I reported about the passage of a Hirst water rights solution, I have received many...

Feb. 8, 2018

Dear Friends and Neighbors, It's hard to believe we are nearing the end of week three of the scheduled 60-day legislative session, which began Jan. 8. It's been a couple of...

Jan. 25, 2018

Dear Friends and Neighbors, Since the Legislature adjourned July 20, we've experienced some changes in representation of the 39th District. Representative John Koster, who returned to the Legislature in January after 17...

Nov. 9, 2017

Dear Friends and Neighbors, It's been a while since I have communicated with you via this email update. Since April, we have undergone some very sensitive negotiations on issues with the...

July 27, 2017

Dear Friends and Neighbors, Only days remain until the scheduled end of the 2017 regular session next Sunday, April 23. Although budget negotiators began meeting Monday, they have plenty of work...

April 19, 2017

Dear Friends and Neighbors, It's budget time at the state Capitol. Last week, the revenue forecast was released. On Tuesday, Senate Republicans unveiled their 2017-19 state operating budget proposal. This coming...

March 23, 2017

Dear Friends and Neighbors, It's Week 10 of the scheduled 105-day legislative session and our focus is back to the committee hearing process where the House is considering Senate bills, and...

March 14, 2017

Dear Friends and Neighbors, We are in a very busy time of the 2017 legislative session. This coming Wednesday will mark the halfway point of our scheduled 105 days at the...

Feb. 26, 2017