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You’ve probably heard there’s a budget shortfall of more than $5 billion dollars projected for the next two years (2011-13). Soon we will be dealing with that budget. But we... ...

Jan. 28, 2011

Here is a quick budget update on floor action that happened this week.  I’ll continue to send these snapshots in an effort to keep you informed about the process, contents... ...

Jan. 27, 2011

On Monday, the House voted on two different proposals to start closing the gap on the 2011 supplemental budget. I voted for one and against another. The majority proposal lacks sustainability...

Jan. 27, 2011

This year’s legislative session began Jan. 10, and currently the Legislature is addressing the budget shortfall for the remainder of the 2009-11 budget which ends June 30. We are also... ...

Jan. 27, 2011

This is day 16 of the legislative session. Yesterday, I joined my fellow state representatives in voting on a bill that attempts to address the shortfall in our state budget... ...

Jan. 25, 2011

It is an honor to write to you from my office in Olympia as your 2nd District State Representative. On Monday, Jan. 10, the 2011 legislative session officially began and...

Jan. 24, 2011

Now that the Legislature has moved past the opening week of ceremonies, I’m working toward adoption of legislation that would stimulate economic recovery in our state. Creation of jobs in... ...

Jan. 23, 2011

Last week, I was sworn-in to represent the 25th District in the Washington State House of Representatives. In my oath, I pledged to “support the Constitution of the United States... ...

Jan. 21, 2011

We are two weeks into the 2011 session and things are moving fast and frantic.  I have been chosen by my colleagues to serve on the House Agriculture and Natural... ...

Jan. 21, 2011

I never knew I had so many “friends” until I became the lead House Republican on health care issues as the ranking member on the Health Care and Wellness Committee. ... ...

Jan. 21, 2011