Legislative Update May 11, 2018 Greetings Friends and Neighbors, This will be the last e-news update you’ll receive regarding my legislative duties due to election-year restrictions. Our state works hard to ensure fair and transparent elections and as such, we maintain stringent rules on the use of public resources during election years.... Read More...
Looking Ahead – Join me for breakfast or dinner   April 17, 2018 Greetings Friends and Neighbors, Now that the dust has settled on the 2018 legislative session, it is time to get to work. I have several policies that I believe will help our district, but I want to hear from you and get your feedback on what... Read More...
Meet with your state Senator Please join me for informal conversations at the following times and locations. Contact my office to make an appointment or stop by to chat about your priorities for the coming legislative session or to get an update on the policies I am working on for our district. I want to... Read More...
More thoughts on the end of session March 23, 2018 Greetings Friends and Neighbors, What a difference one vote makes. Last year I was the 25th vote in the 49-member Senate, giving the Republicans the majority. Taxpayers were safe from the proposed income tax, carbon tax and mileage tax. All the anti-Second Amendment bills never saw the... Read More...
Making Student Safety a Priority In the wake of the Florida school shooting, I introduced legislation that would make our students safer tomorrow. While others are focusing on long-term proposals that may have an effect on student safety years in the future, I proposed that we implement training for schools and staff on how to... Read More...
The end of the 2018 session March 12, 2018 Greetings from Olympia,  The 2018 legislative session is finally over. I’m looking forward to getting back in district to meet with you and discuss the mostly low points of the session. It was a bad year for taxpayers, for the legislative process and common sense. The new... Read More...
Enough is Enough! Sen. Fortunato discusses student safety and his legislation to provide training for an active shooter response. Read More...
I want to hear from you! February 26, 2018 I want to hear from you! I am introducing legislation to address student safety in our state. This Wednesday, I will be holding a news conference with stakeholders to discuss the Student Safety and Protection Act. It is a simple concept that will make our students safer, tomorrow! My legislation... Read More...
Taxpayers deserve property tax relief now, says Fortunato   In a news conference Wednesday, Sen. Phil Fortunato, R-Auburn, expressed his desire to return taxpayer money in the form of relief from the Democratic property tax increases as part of the state’s biennial budget that was adopted in 2017. Fortunato spoke in support of Senate Bill 6439, which seeks... Read More...
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