Email Updates

I would like to invite you to my telephone town hall meeting this Wednesday evening. The event, which is like a call-in radio show, will begin at 7:05 p.m. and last...

Feb. 14, 2011

Happy Valentine’s Day! I hope you have the opportunity to spend some quality time with your loved ones today! Here in the Legislature, we’re starting our sixth week in session... ...

Feb. 14, 2011

We have finished the fifth week of the legislative session. The focus of the week was unemployment insurance(UI) reform. We were able to pass both Senate Bill 5135 and House... ...

Feb. 11, 2011

This week was a somber one as we remembered the courageous and dedicated Correctional Officer Jayme Biendl who was killed Jan. 29 in the chapel of the Monroe prison.  Our... ...

Feb. 11, 2011

It’s been a busy week at the state Capitol and we’ve made progress in my goals to ensure less taxes, less government and more freedom! So here’s a quick update... ...

Feb. 11, 2011

Week five of the legislative session is coming to a close and I wanted to touch base before I head back to spend time with my family in Spokane. My... ...

Feb. 11, 2011

On Wednesday, the House passed two proposals (House Bill 1091 and Senate Bill 5135) to preserve benefits to unemployed workers as well as to provide permanent tax relief for employers. This...

Feb. 10, 2011

The 2011 legislative session began on January 10 and will run through April 24. The most important task for state lawmakers is to create a positive job climate in Washington state...

Feb. 10, 2011

The 2011 session of the Legislature is wrapping up Week 5 today, the workload is heavy, hours are long, and the pace of day-to-day business hasn’t let up since the... ...

Feb. 10, 2011

BILL ALERT – House Bill 1442 Clarification Earlier I sent you a note with the letter below. The handwritten note came to me from the ranking Republican who was told... ...

Feb. 9, 2011