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It’s official. The 2012 Legislature did not get its work done on time and we’re heading to a special session. Anybody else getting tired of the never-ending budget shortfalls and... ...

March 9, 2012

I recently wrote an article that appeared in several of our local papers entitled, “How to write a responsible state operation budget.” (You can read the article here.) In the... ...

March 5, 2012

We are nearing the end of the 2012 regular session with less than one week remaining. The majority of my time is now spent voting on the House floor. This week...

March 3, 2012

Around 1 a.m. in the morning on Saturday, the state Senate passed its version of the operating budget. The Senate budget is sustainable and prioritized. The budget was supported by... ...

March 3, 2012

Even as I write this e-newsletter to you there are some very interesting things going on over in the Senate.  It looks like a few Senate Democrats have sided with... ...

March 3, 2012

We have less than a week left in the 60-day session.  Budget negotiators in the majority party still have much to do to ensure we don’t go into a special... ...

March 2, 2012

We are down to the last nine days of the 60-day legislative session. At least I hope so. There are rumblings that we may be heading to a special session.... ...

Feb. 29, 2012

I want to thank everyone who attended the town hall meeting on Feb. 18 in Covington with Sen. Joe Fain, Rep. Sullivan and me. We had a full house with close...

Feb. 27, 2012

I want to thank all of you who attended Rep. Terry Nealey’s and my town hall meetings in Pasco, Dayton and Walla Walla this past weekend. In total, we had... ...

Feb. 27, 2012

I appreciate everyone who participated in the recent town hall meetings Rep. Walsh and I hosted in Pasco, Dayton, and Walla Walla. Your input and questions are helpful as we... ...

Feb. 24, 2012