Email Updates

We have finished week four of the legislative session. Thank you for your feedback and ideas about forthcoming legislation and the budget. Last Friday we voted on the rules that... ...

Feb. 4, 2011

We are four weeks into the 2011 legislative session and it is different from any other I have experienced. We have already voted on a budget measure to correct the... ...

Feb. 4, 2011

Today is day 26 of the scheduled 105-day legislative session in Olympia. It’s been a very busy four weeks, with back-to-back meetings, committee schedules and floor action. I wanted to... ...

Feb. 4, 2011

The House and Senate are still moving forward with different budget proposals.  We need to move quickly, however, as time is starting to run out on making any significant budget... ...

Feb. 4, 2011

Here is a quick update on the issues we’re dealing with in the House right now.  If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact me. Also,... ...

Feb. 4, 2011

Here is a quick update on some of the issues we’re dealing with right now in Olympia.  As always, if you have questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact... ...

Feb. 4, 2011

Washington National Guard Honored Last Friday we adopted House Resolution 4611, honoring the Washington National Guard on its 375th birthday. I commend the Guardsmen and women for their service in... ...

Feb. 4, 2011

Although the state budget deficit seems to dominate discussions in Olympia, the real discussion here should be about getting people back to work. That’s how we will solve our budget... ...

Feb. 4, 2011

It’s Day 24 of the scheduled 105-day legislative session in Olympia and time to provide a brief progress report. I’m working on several issues important to the district, including the... ...

Feb. 2, 2011

This week in my update, I’ve highlighted four areas: early spending adjustments, an update on legislation, ferries, transparency issues

Jan. 31, 2011