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Email Updates

Hello from Olympia! Welcome to the eighth week of the 2013 legislative session. Passing cutoffs Last Friday marked the fiscal cut off for bills in their house of origin. That... ...

March 5, 2013

Two major things happened since I last wrote you. First, House Democrats introduced a transportation package which includes, among many other fees, a 10-cent gas tax increase. You can read more...

March 5, 2013

Hold onto your wallets and purses! House Democrats are talking taxes now that the Washington State Supreme Court has struck down a requirement for a two-thirds vote in the Legislature... ...

March 5, 2013

Now that the original committee cutoff has passed, we will begin floor action this week.  My day starts with early morning appointments in the office and I move over to... ...

March 4, 2013

We’re now past the first cutoff of the 2013 session. A lot of bills are technically “dead” for the remainder of session. To see our House Republican “Good Bill/Bad Bill”... ...

March 1, 2013

This past week has been a whirlwind of last-minute bill requests and late-night committee meetings.  Today is the fiscal committee cutoff.  Any  bill that made it through its respective “policy... ...

March 1, 2013

Thank you for your support in our efforts to advance the cause of freedom in Washington and across our great nation. One by one, we are making progress in passing... ...

March 1, 2013

Click here to watch my video update. Congratulations to teacher Mindy Shaw of Riverside Elementary School for winning the $10,000 grand prize in the Great American Classroom Makeover contest. Mindy... ...

March 1, 2013

Just a reminder, I am not advocating “for” or “against” any of the bills in this e-mail update. This update is to keep you informed on what is happening in Olympia...

March 1, 2013

I am very disappointed by yesterday’s Washington State Supreme Court ruling in League of Education Voters v. State of Washington. The court ruled that a  two-thirds vote requirement to raise... ...

March 1, 2013