Email Updates

The Legislature finished its work minutes before midnight on April 28, narrowly averting a special session. That’s the good news. The bad news: There were several policies passed this year that...

May 13, 2019

Last year, after the session in my 2018 Legislative Report, I shared my concerns about the level of spending coming out of Olympia. I also had heard from many of you...

May 13, 2019

This year’s 105-day legislative session ended on a disappointing note, as the majority party approved $2 billion in tax increases in the dead of night before ultimately passing the 2019-21 operating...

May 10, 2019

Waiting until the dead of night on the final weekend of session, Democrats in the House and Senate approved $2 billion in new taxes on Washington families and then swiftly got...

May 10, 2019

After marathon sessions where we worked for as many as 21 consecutive hours on the House floor, the 105-day legislative session ended just before midnight, April 28. Most disappointing is that...

May 10, 2019

The Legislature adjourned on April 28. It was the first time since 2009 the Legislature ended the 105-day legislative session on time. There were a number of accomplishments, but I was...

May 10, 2019

As with every legislative session, there were a number of successes and disappointments during the 105 days we convened at the Capitol this year. I wanted to begin this update by...

May 9, 2019

In most legislative sessions, Washingtonians are given an opportunity to weigh in on any proposed tax increases, as well as the two-year operating budget. However, that wasn’t the case this year....

May 8, 2019

Perhaps the most egregious policy canard floated by tax-hikers this session were claims our state needs more revenue. With a $2.8 billion budget surplus, we could easily fund all of our...

May 8, 2019

It’s been roughly a week since the Legislature adjourned for the year. While there were some good things that came out of this legislative session, there was also plenty of bad....

May 8, 2019