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As I am sure you have heard, the Legislature is very close to voting on the operating budget. Some sacrifices have been made in order to reach agreement. The operating budget...

June 28, 2013

I just wanted to send you a quick update – there will be NO GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN!  Despite much talk from the governor’s office about shutting down state government, a compromise... ...

June 28, 2013

This past week has been filled with both hope and frustration. Lawmakers were called back to Olympia on Sunday with news that House leaders, Senate leaders and the governor were... ...

June 27, 2013

I wanted to take a quick moment to give you an update on the second special session in Olympia. First, I’m very disappointed that the Legislature has taken so long... ...

June 27, 2013

I’m back in Olympia this week voting on bills necessary to implement the budget and hopefully soon, the 2013-15 operating budget. While I am discouraged by the pace of the... ...

June 26, 2013

House Democrats, with backing from the governor, want to raise the state gas tax by 10.5 cents – 6 cents in August of this year and 4.5 cents in July 2014...

June 26, 2013

State lawmakers are close to an agreement on the 2013-15 operating budget. I’m hoping there is a handshake sometime tonight and all of the necessary bills can be passed in... ...

June 24, 2013

As you are probably aware, last week the legislature went into it’s second over-time. After 105 days, and then 30 more, we still had not found consensus on a budget. And,...

June 20, 2013

The Legislature is completing week two of the second special session. Leadership from both parties have been meeting with the Governor this week to develop a budget for the next... ...

June 20, 2013

Two important state forecasts were released on June 18. The first was a report on our state’s economy and its impact on tax collections – also known as revenue. The... ...

June 19, 2013