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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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Wildfire emergency puts Inslee in a box for special session, says Fortunato
Wildfire emergency puts Inslee in a box for special session, says Fortunato
Legislature should convene in October Republican efforts to convene a special legislative session, led by state Sen. Phil Fortunato, R-Auburn, to address the state’s response to the COVID-19 epidemic since April have largely gone unheeded by Gov. Jay Inslee. Instead, the governor has chosen to sideline the Legislature, issuing executive...
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Governor’s Abuse of Emergency Powers Highlights Need for Constitutional Change
Governor’s Abuse of Emergency Powers Highlights Need for Constitutional Change
Many are concerned over the governor’s use of emergency powers during this COVID-19 outbreak. Few remember that they were granted under the 2019 SJR 8200, which passed with voter approval by 65.5%. As usual the small change had an unintended consequence. The constitutional change was quite simple, it added: “catastrophic...
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Fortunato dismayed by report about response to ‘PPE’ gift from Republic of China
Fortunato dismayed by report about response to ‘PPE’ gift from Republic of China
Senator wonders why governor didn’t personally meet with Taiwanese envoys   Representatives from the government of Taiwan Friday delivered hundreds of thousands of masks that will be given to medical workers and first responders working to limit the spread of COVID-19 in Washington. Sen. Phil Fortunato said what should have...
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Update from Olympia – Holding Government Accountable
Update from Olympia – Holding Government Accountable
Greetings Friends, Although the Legislature is not in session, I’m still working hard for you. I’ve been hearing a lot from constituents asking what we as legislators are doing to push back on the governor’s executive actions. That has been challenging – because we are not in session, we can’t...
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