Email Updates

Since I last wrote you, much has happened here in Olympia. As you know, the $2.7 billion budget shortfall has been the focus of this year’s 60-day session. On Feb. 17,...

March 10, 2010

I want to thank everyone who participated in a telephone town hall Feb. 25 with me and Rep. David Taylor. More than 400 people joined us for the hour-long conversation. We...

March 9, 2010

Today is the 54th day of the short 60-day 2010 legislative session. We have been spending long hours and late nights on the House floor debating legislation, as we will continue...

March 6, 2010

Back in December, I wrote an article entitled “Future uncertain for state’s Basic Health Plan.” In the article, I discussed the pitfalls of a government-run health care program, noting that Washington’s...

March 5, 2010

We have reached Day 53 of the scheduled 60-day session, and I’d like to bring you up to date on some recent developments as we approach the homestretch. Unfortunately, news from...

March 4, 2010

Last week, Rep. Terry Nealey and I hosted a telephone town hall conversation with those of you in district. More than 500 people joined us for the hour-long call and 17...

March 3, 2010

Last week was budget week in the legislature as both the house and senate revealed their spending plans for the next year, including their proposals for dealing with our state’s $2.7...

March 2, 2010

Today marks day 47 of the 60-day 2010 legislative session. Next week, we head to the House floor to debate and vote on legislation, where we will spend the majority of...

Feb. 28, 2010

This has been a sad week for taxpayers in Washington. Despite our best efforts to fight to protect the will of the people, this past Wednesday, the governor signed Senate Bill...

Feb. 28, 2010

Many counties in our state have double-digit unemployment. When I talk to people from our district, the number one thing on their minds is jobs. We all want to get Washington...

Feb. 26, 2010