Member Opinions

Rep. Mark Hargrove provides a legislative update. Topics include: operating budget proposals, Sound Transit 3, REAL ID compliance, and more.

Dear Friends and Neighbors, We are now entering into the last few weeks of the regularly scheduled session. The operating, capital and transportation budget proposals have been introduced by both chambers,...

There's less than one month left of the 2017 legislative session. So far, the House has passed 380 bills and the Senate has passed 296 bills. Right now, House committees are...

Rep. Bob McCaslin provides a legislative email update. Topics include an update on his bills and the challenges child care providers in Washington are facing.

We are down to the last month of the legislative session. We have passed a number of cutoff dates, including the house-of-origin cutoff date. Getting past this deadline is helpful in telling us...

We have reached the 75th day of the 105-day legislative session and we are at the point where operating, capital and transportation budget proposals are beginning to be unveiled. As early as...

Dear Friends and Neighbors, I want to thank those of you who were able to participate in our 9th District telephone town hall last night.  We had nearly 1,200 participants in...

Dear Friends and Neighbors, Committee meetings and public hearings at the Legislature will continue for the next few days as we draw closer to another important deadline in the Legislative process....

Dear Friends and Neighbors, We have roughly 30 days and counting left to get things done in this 105-day session. What’s next at this stage of the game? Budgets. The Senate...

Dear Friends and Neighbors, It’s budget time in Olympia. On Tuesday, Senate Republicans rolled out their proposed operating budget plan. Next Monday, House Democrats will follow with their plan. Then the...