Email Updates

Social distance legislating continues to keep tensions high in Olympia. With only a few members allowed on campus, effective communication has been difficult. For the past several weeks, I’ve been stuck...

Feb. 24, 2021

We are more than one-third of the way through the 105-day legislative session. Monday, Feb. 15, was the first major deadline of the session, the house of origin policy cutoff. That...

Feb. 23, 2021

It has been extremely busy under the “virtual” dome here in Olympia. The challenges of this remote session continue to grow more frustrating as the days roll along. We are meant...

Feb. 19, 2021

On Tuesday, the four senior Republican members on the House Appropriations Committee held a press conference to unveil the 2021-23 House Republican operating budget proposal. It stands in stark contrast to...

Feb. 19, 2021

As I mentioned in last week’s update, my colleagues and I in the House Republican Caucus have introduced our 2021-23 operating budget framework. It is one of the first budget proposals...

Feb. 19, 2021

We are over one-third of the way through the legislative session. On Monday, we reached the first major policy cutoff date, the house of origin “policy cutoff.” That means policy bills...

Feb. 19, 2021

On Tuesday, our leaders in the House Appropriations Committee held a press conference to unveil the 2021-23 House Republican operating budget proposal. It’s a plan Reps. Drew Stokesbary, Drew MacEwen, Kelly...

Feb. 19, 2021

We are now in week six of the legislative session. Monday was the policy committee cutoff – which means all policy bills that do not have any fiscal impacts or relate to...

Feb. 19, 2021

Washington lawmakers have been doing work remotely for most of the 2021 session. That makes the tough job of analyzing and vetting legislation, even tougher. For the past several weeks I’ve...

Feb. 19, 2021

We are currently in the middle of this year’s initial budget review. Here are a few things I would like to share with you. Fighting proposed tax increases I have spent...

Feb. 18, 2021