Email Updates

When legislation passed last year to have the state buy back bump stocks, many of us in the Legislature had serious questions about the personal information obtained through participation in the...

April 27, 2019

Last Friday in the House Finance Committee, the 9-4 Democrat majority voted to approve $4.5 billion in new tax increases. While a final operating budget has yet to be produced, many...

April 26, 2019

Like and follow my new, official legislative page on Facebook Hello Whatcom County friends. Did you know there is a new way to connect with me during the legislative session? I...

April 26, 2019

We are down to the final week in the regular legislative session. The focus on adjourning on time has turned to proposed budgets and taxes proposals – lots of tax proposals....

April 25, 2019

With less than a week left in the legislative session, taxes are getting a lot of attention in Olympia. On Friday, Democrats used their 9-4 majority in the House Finance Committee...

April 23, 2019

Olympia’s insatiable appetite for more taxes needs to stop. Our thriving state economy has produced more than $2.8 billion in surplus revenue. Despite historic levels of state revenue, the House Finance...

April 23, 2019

Greetings from Olympia! With less than 7 days remaining in our 105-day session, you would think we would be winding down, passing the last pieces of legislation, focusing our efforts on...

April 22, 2019

I wanted to share my weekly video update, recorded earlier today as Democrats on the House Finance Committee were voting to approve more than $4 billion in new tax increases over...

April 19, 2019

This week began with tragic news of the death of Cowlitz County Sheriff’s Deputy Justin DeRosier, who was shot and killed late on Saturday night in Kalama. Law enforcement acted quickly...

April 19, 2019

Earlier today, Democrats in the House Finance Committee passed a series of tax increases including an income tax on capital gains. Their plan increases taxes on small business, employers, families and...

April 19, 2019