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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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Legislative enabling allows Inslee continued “authoritarian” rule says Fortunato about COVID response Legislative enabling allows Inslee continued “authoritarian” rule says Fortunato about COVID response
Devastating impacts to state economy underscore need for special legislative session Over the weekend, Gov. Jay Inslee announced a rollback of the progress on reopening Washington’s economy with renewed restrictions on small businesses in a modified lockdown right before the winter holidays. Among the changes are a slashing of retail...
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Fortunato asks Wyman to ensure ‘one person, one vote’ before certifying election
Fortunato asks Wyman to ensure ‘one person, one vote’ before certifying election
As counties in Washington continue counting ballots cast in the 2020 general election, 31st District Sen. Phil Fortunato has asked Secretary of State Kim Wyman to wait on certifying the election results until her office is certain the number of ballots cast exactly matches the number of voters known to...
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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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