Email Updates

It’s been an interesting week in Olympia, for a lot of different reasons.  For the first time since the 1990’s, the minority party in the House of Representatives released a... ...

April 8, 2011

It has been an interesting week in the Legislature – protests in the Capitol, late nights working in the House Ways and Means Committee, and operating budget proposals being released.... ...

April 7, 2011

Well, here it is!  The long-awaited, much-anticipated first stab at the 2011-13 state operating budget. Here is a quick snapshot of the reductions: Policy Reductions Proposed Substitute House Bill 1087... ...

April 6, 2011

Eighteen days remain of the scheduled 105-day session in Olympia. This week, both the operating and the capital budgets were released. Below is an update of many activities and actions... ...

April 6, 2011

On Thursday, March 17, the state was given an updated revenue forecast for the current and upcoming budgets. Combined, we will have to address more than a $5 billion shortfall.... ...

April 5, 2011

This afternoon, the majority party released its long-awaited operating budget proposal. I wanted to write to let you know of some initial concerns I have with this spending plan. The... ...

April 4, 2011

Last week the state’s Economic and Revenue Forecast Council issued an updated forecast that shows the state is expected to take in about $780 million less in revenues over the... ...

April 4, 2011

Only 23 days remain of the 105-day regular legislative session, and we have yet to see an operating budget proposal from the majority party. The latest news is we may... ...

April 1, 2011

On March 5, the Senate passed strong, bipartisan workers’ compensation reform, Senate Bill 5566, by a vote of 34-15. Senate Bill 5566 provides injured workers with a voluntary settlement option... ...

April 1, 2011

Today is the 82nd day of the scheduled 105-day legislative session and we have yet to see any state operating budget proposals from the majority party. The current fiscal year’s... ...

April 1, 2011