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We are now half-way through the 60-day session. Unfortunately, we still have not seen a budget proposal from the majority to balance the $1.5 billion shortfall. Though many other policy... ...

Feb. 10, 2012

We’ve reached the first of our deadlines for bills.  Last Friday was the final day for policy bills to clear their respective committees.  Tuesday was the cut-off for bills in... ...

Feb. 10, 2012

I had an opportunity to go on Inside Olympia with Austin Jenkins on February 2 to discuss what state lawmakers can do to grow jobs and spur the economy. You... ...

Feb. 10, 2012

I voted “no” on Senate Bill 6239, the bill to redefine marriage. It was not an easy vote. I hope that those who disagree with my vote will at least... ...

Feb. 8, 2012

Just a friendly reminder that I will be hosting a telephone town hall meeting tonight. The community conversation will run from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. This is an opportunity for...

Feb. 7, 2012

We are now half-way through the 60-day session. We have yet to see a proposal by budget writers to balance the $1.5 billion shortfall. However, last week the House Republicans... ...

Feb. 7, 2012

Tomorrow marks the halfway point of the 60-day legislative session in Olympia. Last Friday was the deadline for policy bills to be reported from their respective committees. This Thursday is... ...

Feb. 6, 2012

This week was the cut-off for passing bills out of their respective committees for possible consideration before the full House of Representatives. Four of my bills survived the cut-off. A... ...

Feb. 3, 2012

I want to thank all of you who called-in and participated in my telephone town-hall this past week. We had over 3,000 people join us. It was a great opportunity... ...

Feb. 3, 2012

If it seems like the Legislature has been in session constantly the last year or so, it’s because this is the fifth Legislative Session in the last 14 months! I... ...

Feb. 3, 2012