Email Updates

Please take a moment to watch my video update (2:13) from this week by clicking here or on the picture to the right. I’m committed to listening to what you... ...

April 1, 2011

Only 24 days remain of the 105-day session, which is scheduled to end April 24, and we have yet to see an operating budget proposal from the majority party. We... ...

March 31, 2011

Today is the 81st day of the 105-day legislative session, and we continue to wait on budget proposals to balance our state’s $5 billion shortfall. In this week’s video update, I...

March 31, 2011

A lot has happened in Olympia since my last e-mail update. It was announced state revenue projections have dropped again, workers’ compensation reform is being tied up in the House by...

March 30, 2011

Negotiations have intensified as budget writers take into account the latest 2011-2013 revenue forecast that was issued March 17. With an adjustment downward of an additional 780 million, it creates an...

March 30, 2011

As I’ve said in nearly all of my past newsletters, your input is very important to me. I always enjoy hearing from you. I also appreciate having very wise citizens... ...

March 30, 2011

Today the House passed Senate Bill 5124 mandating mail-in voting in every county in the state. Under current law, counties are allowed to choose whether to operate polls, and Pierce... ...

March 25, 2011

I would like to thank those of you who were able to attend my town hall meetings on Saturday, March 12. I appreciate your input and the exchange of ideas as...

March 25, 2011

I want to thank all of you who came to our 8th District town hall meetings recently.  We had great turnouts with some excellent questions and dialogue.  I appreciate your... ...

March 25, 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... ...

March 24, 2011