Member Opinions

Dear Friends and Neighbors, The Legislature finally adjourned action for the year July 20. After 193 days of session — a record I hope no future legislature tries to break — lawmakers can...

Dear friends and neighbors, After spending nearly seven months in session, or 193-days to be exact, the Legislature closed out the third, and final, special session. We passed the two-year operating and...

Dear Friends and Neighbors, It seems surreal to be writing a review of the legislative sessions in August, but that’s where we are after a regular session that began Jan. 9...

After 193 days — the longest session in state history — the Legislature finally adjourned. While taking three extra sessions to finish business for the year is less than ideal, I'm...

Dear Friends and Neighbors, After the longest legislative session in state history, 193-days, the Legislature successfully approved the state’s operating and transportation budgets. The two-year, $43.7 billion state operating budget makes...

Dear Friends and Neighbors, Can you believe it’s August already? I hope you are enjoying our beautiful summer! The final gavel fell on the 2017 legislative session – after a grueling 193-days. This...

After 193 days in session - the most in state history - the Legislature adjourned. Budget negotiators deserve kudos for all the long hours and hard work they put in to reach...

Dear Friends and Neighbors, At the conclusion of the longest legislative session in state history, 193-days, the Legislature was able to agree on education funding policy changes that will provide more...

Dear Friends and Neighbors, After many months of negotiations the Legislature was able to reach an agreement and pass an operating budget, Senate Bill 5883, on June 30 and avoid a government...

I am always working to expand our email list to ensure constituents across the district have the opportunity to stay updated on legislative and state issues. I want to keep the citizens of the...