Email Updates

Before we cross the finish line on the first, and hopefully only, virtual legislative session, I invite you to join me for a LIVE webinar tomorrow, Thursday, April 22 at 6...

April 21, 2021

We are down to the last week of the legislative session. The big-ticket items are still not finalized. The three state budgets – operating, transportation and capital – police reform bills,...

April 20, 2021

It is budget time in “virtual” Olympia. We have less than a week left in the legislative session. Both the House and Senate have passed their versions of our three state...

April 19, 2021

During floor action on Friday, I made a motion to pass a resolution that would have waived previously established cutoff dates and allowed my emergency powers reform bill to be considered...

April 19, 2021

If there was ever a time to pass emergency powers reform, it was this week. On Monday, Gov. Jay Inslee announced Cowlitz, Pierce and Whitman counties would be rolling back to...

April 17, 2021

Believe it or not, we have less than two weeks left in this 2021 legislative session, which is scheduled to wrap up on Sunday, April 25. We have accomplished much, but...

April 16, 2021

The legislative session is scheduled to end in a few days. I am pleased to share that several important Yakima County projects are currently funded in draft budgets circulating in Olympia....

April 16, 2021

We are now down to the wire in this 2021 legislative session, with less than two weeks to go before the final gavel on April 25. This has been a unique...

April 16, 2021

As I’m sure you’ve heard by now, Gov. Inslee has rolled back three counties to Phase 2: Pierce, Cowlitz, and Whitman. I continue to have concerns that one person is controlling the lives,...

April 16, 2021

I have received many communications from constituents this session asking me to hold the line on taxes. It’s certainly a hot topic in Olympia and one worth talking about. With state...

April 16, 2021