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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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The 2022 session is under way The 2022 session is under way
Greetings Friends, We’re in the second week of the 2022 legislative session and things are starting to heat up. This week committees are continuing to hold public hearings on legislation that will significantly impact your rights. So, I’m writing you to make sure you have every opportunity to have your...
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Engaging Remotely with your Legislature
Engaging Remotely with your Legislature
The 2022 legislative session is being conducted remotely and I want to be sure you have access to your government. Below are resources on how you can provide input on bills and keep apprised of what’s happening virtually in Olympia.   Overview of how to testify remotely:  http://leg.wa.gov/legislature/Pages/Testify.aspx   General...
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Pushback on Senate’s COVID rules delivers win for transparency, says Fortunato
Pushback on Senate’s COVID rules delivers win for transparency, says Fortunato
A major part of Sen. Phil Fortunato’s objection to the Senate’s COVID protocols centered on language in the required testing release form, which currently states: “In addition to the above I understand and agree that if any Test conducted during my employment, or while I am on Client’s work site...
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Fortunato tests new Senate COVID rules, is escorted off Capitol Campus
Fortunato tests new Senate COVID rules, is escorted off Capitol Campus
On the opening day of the 2022 legislative session, state Sen. Phil Fortunato put new COVID-related rules to the test. The Senate majority approved requirements for in-person participation in the Senate Chamber, but Fortunato argues that the rules are arbitrary, illogical and don’t supersede his constitutional duties. “The Senate majority...
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