Email Updates

The 2011 legislative session convened this past Monday, Jan. 10. Some predict this may be one of the most difficult legislative sessions in history because of deep deficits in the state...

Jan. 14, 2011

I write to you from my office in Olympia as the 2011 Legislative Session is now underway.  Over the next 105 days, legislation will be proposed, debated and passed that can...

Jan. 14, 2011

The 2011 Legislative Session has begun.  The next 105 days will be filled with committee hearings, budget briefs, caucus meetings, constituent meetings, floor debates, policy briefs, staff meetings, and press conferences. ...

Jan. 14, 2011

Only 12 days remain until the Legislature convenes in Olympia on Jan. 10 for a scheduled 105-day legislative session. The greatest challenge before us will be closing a massive state budget...

Dec. 30, 2010

The election-year restrictions for communication have been lifted, so I am pleased to provide you with an e-mail update from the Legislature. I spent much of last week in Olympia –...

Dec. 16, 2010

Last week I was in Olympia for “Assembly Days,” a pre-session meeting of committees to discuss work completed since this year’s session ended in April and potential legislation for the 2011...

Dec. 14, 2010

*** Special Session Update ***   The last revenue forecast in November showed both an unexpected increase in certain caseloads and a decrease in incoming state revenues.  It was then determined...

Dec. 10, 2010

*** Special Session Update ***   I wanted to send you a quick note to let you know that Gov. Gregoire has finally agreed to call the Legislature into a special...

Dec. 10, 2010

Due to election-year restrictions which put a “freeze” on legislative e-mail newsletter updates, it has been several months since you have received e-mail updates from me. Now that the elections are...

Dec. 7, 2010

In the past, you have indicated an interest in being updated on issues related to the Alternative Learning Experience (ALE) program. We wanted to take this opportunity to briefly bring you...

June 17, 2010