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Thank you for electing me as your State Senator. I am here to serve you. Please don’t hesitate to contact me anytime with your concerns. If you are being personally affected by a state agency, I will be glad to help you get the assistance you need. And I’m not afraid to “bang on someone’s desk” (figuratively) if that’s what it takes to get the job done.   Por favor, no dude ponerse en contacto conmigo en español y me avisan si le gustaría recibir mi boletín en español.

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Keeping our economy strong Keeping our economy strong
It’s budget season as we enter the final weeks of the 2019 legislative session. Watch my latest video update where I discuss the dueling budget proposals and where our state is headed.
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Senate Democrats take away self-defense rights from domestic violence victims
Senate Democrats take away self-defense rights from domestic violence victims
Majority Democrats in the state Senate on Thursday approved House Bill 1225, which would require law enforcement officers to remove lawfully owned firearms when responding to a domestic violence call. The proposal would prohibit return of any firearms seized in such a response for five business days. Sen. Phil Fortunato,...
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Fortunato fights for Wilkeson reimbursement
Fortunato fights for Wilkeson reimbursement
92-year old unpaid invoice unearthed for construction of Capitol Officials from the town of Wilkeson have discovered documents possibly indicating that the state of Washington failed to pay an invoice for the construction of the Legislative Building. Originally scheduled for April 1, they came to Olympia Friday collect. State Sen....
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How much more in taxes? How much more in taxes?
Greetings from Olympia, Late last week, the state’s revenue forecast came out, and again tax collections are up, way up. The state is projected to take in almost $1 billion a year more than expected. The Senate Republican lead on the budget has noted that this is the “best budget...
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