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Email Updates

I want to thank all of you who attended my town halls last weekend. I always enjoy answering questions and explaining my votes on various bills. We may not always agree...

Feb. 24, 2012

With about two weeks left in the 2012 session, we’ve finally seen the first budget from the majority party in Olympia.  The House Democrats released their budget proposal this week,... ...

Feb. 24, 2012

The deadline for passing House bills out of the House and over to the Senate came and went. While there are still a number of bad bills alive, we were able...

Feb. 24, 2012

A special thanks to those of you who attended my town hall meeting (pictured right) last Saturday. Around 75 local residents came together to share their ideas on a wide... ...

Feb. 24, 2012

Less than two weeks remain of the 2012 legislative session and the Legislature is finally getting busy with supplemental operating budget plans to close a $1.1 billion shortfall. The revenue... ...

Feb. 23, 2012

The majority party released its budget proposal yesterday to address the state’s $1.1 billion spending gap. You may recall the $1.5 billion number I referenced in my last e-mail update, but...

Feb. 22, 2012

Please join Rep. Brad Klippert and Sen. Jerome Delvin and me at our upcoming telephone town hall meeting Thursday, Feb. 23. The community conversation begins at 6:30 p.m. and will... ...

Feb. 22, 2012

Two weeks remain in the legislative session and it appears there is a good chance we may adjourn within our 60-day timeframe. Last week, House Republicans introduced the first budget... ...

Feb. 21, 2012

We’re two-thirds of the way through the 2012 legislative session with still no budget from the majority party showing their plans to solve our state’s budget shortfall.  However, we did... ...

Feb. 20, 2012

Yesterday, the Economic Revenue Forecast Council issued the latest revenue forecast for the 2011-13 biennium. The net change in our general fund is an increase of about $96 million, with... ...

Feb. 17, 2012