March 03, 2023

Restricting Your Rights

It has been a challenging week on the Senate floor. While the majority of our work is bipartisan, there are certain areas of sincere disagreement that I have to speak up about, especially concerning what I view are fundamental rights. Parents Rights Late Wednesday night the legislative majority rushed through...
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January 18, 2022

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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April 30, 2021

The end of the 2021 Legislative Session

Greetings Friends, The Legislature adjourned Sunday evening on time. It was a 105-day whirlwind of bad bills and misplaced spending priorities for working families in Washington. Leading up the start of 2021 there was expected to be a $6 billion shortfall because of the economic effects of COVID. Not only...
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March 24, 2021

Virtual Town Hall Tonight!

Please join me for a virtual town hall this evening starting at 7PM. It’s not too late to register. I’m looking forward to giving 31st District residents an update on the 2021 legislative session and get your feedback on what I’m working on. Register in advance for this webinar: https://leg-wa-gov.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_tJNB_hQgQkO4_HTZxUmiyg...
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February 13, 2021

Update from Olympia

Friends and Neighbors, We are nearing the halfway point of the 2021 legislative session. Monday is what is called the policy cutoff. This means that all bills in the Senate must be approved in their respective committee to continue in the process and then we will begin voting on bills...
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January 18, 2021

Legislature Convenes for 2021

FLASH: If you are a first-time home buyer, I hope you can testify on my American Dream Home bill (SB 5189) Tuesday Jan. 19 at 8:00 am. You can register to testify here if you’d like to testify remotely or just list your support (Pro) or opposition (Con) to the bill to...
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March 26, 2020

Stay Home, Stay Healthy

Greetings Friends and Neighbors, I hope that you are doing well and staying safe and healthy. I have urgent news to share regarding the state’s response to the COVID-19 outbreak. While most Washingtonians have been doing their part to take personal precautions, the spread and severity of this virus is...
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March 05, 2020

Nearing the end of the 2020 session

Greetings from Olympia, It’s been awhile since I last sent out an update but have tried to keep folks apprised of what’s happening in Olympia via my legislative Facebook. You may have noticed that in our first round of voting in the Senate, I was marked ‘excused.’ A couple of weeks...
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January 31, 2020

The 2020 session is underway

Greetings from Olympia, It has been a busy three weeks in Olympia. Early on, the Senate took to the floor to push through legislation that was left over from last session. Unfortunately, not much of what was passed will help address the pressing issues of homelessness, rising costs of health...
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March 09, 2019

Update from Olympia

Greetings from Olympia, It’s been a busy week in your state Capitol. We’ve been working late into the evenings voting on all kinds of bills, mostly proposals by the majority party to increase energy costs, raise property taxes, impose new taxes on consumers, and grow government. You can be assured...
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