Email Updates

With the cherry trees on the Capitol Campus in full bloom, we are entering the last few days of the regularly scheduled 2019 session. With the exception of budget matters,...

April 17, 2019

Greetings from Olympia! The cherry blossoms are in full bloom, which means we are nearing the finish line of this 105-day regular session. With just a couple weeks remaining, several important...

April 16, 2019

We have less than two weeks left in the legislative session. I wanted to give you an update on my fuel tax transparency legislation. House Bill 1633 would make the posting...

April 16, 2019

We’re nearing the end of the 2019 legislative session. With only a few days left, there’s still a lot left to tackle, including: 2019-21 operating budget, which as the name implies,...

April 16, 2019

Each spring, the cherry blossoms on the Capitol Campus burst into color. The flowers signal the close of the legislative session. With only a couple of weeks left, several public policy...

April 16, 2019

Our next legislative deadline is Opposite House cutoff on April 17. With the exception of budget matters, initiatives and bills necessary to implement the budget, it's the last day for the...

April 12, 2019

A new coordinated effort is underway to convince newspapers across the state, local and state lawmakers, and the general public that removing the Snake River dams is a great idea. This...

April 12, 2019

It’s budget season, and unfortunately, taxpayers may wind up on the losing end when all is said and done. The House Democrats’ 2019-21 operating budget proposal, which was recently introduced, would...

April 12, 2019

The final weeks of the 2019 regular session are upon us. We’ve concluded our final committee hearings as we’ve reached policy and fiscal cutoff for the bills that came to the...

April 11, 2019

Since my last update, we’ve seen the introduction of the three major budgets we pass every biennium—operating, transportation and capital. The operating budget pays for the day-to-day operations of state government,...

April 10, 2019