Fortunato continues tax-relief efforts for seniors   OLYMPIA… State Sen. Phil Fortunato, R-Auburn, is keeping his promise to some of the state’s most vulnerable. “Seniors and disabled people are particularly affected by rising property taxes and health-care costs – and that was before the economic uncertainty related to COVID-19,” said Fortunato. “This issue is one that... Read More...
Week 2 Update – Virtual Town Hall The second week of the 2021 legislative is coming to an end. As promised, I’d like to connect with you personally to provide an update and get your insights. So, I’m hosting another virtual town hall and if timing permits, I’m hoping to hold an informal discussion every two weeks... Read More...
Fortunato bill seeks relief for families from school taxes Most of Washington’s public schools have been closed to in-person learning for nearly a year, forcing countless families to struggle at balancing work and childcare in addition to ensuring their children are learning remotely. State Sen. Phil Fortunato, R-Auburn, sees the massive shift in how schools operate as a reason... Read More...
Engaging Remotely with your Legislature The 2021 legislative session is being conducted remotely but 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... Read More...
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... Read More...
Fortunato introduces legislation to make some emergency proclamations permanent Senator slams Democrat effort to sideline legislative oversight On Wednesday the state Senate’s majority party approved a measure which would extend many of Gov. Jay Inslee’s emergency proclamations indefinitely, and take away the opportunity for continued legislative oversight. Sen. Phil Fortunato, R-Auburn, believes some of the policies should extend beyond... Read More...
Another Virtual Town Hall Last month I held a first-of-its-kind virtual town hall. It was a big success. We had a nice size crowd and were able to have an open discussion on a lot of great topics from transportation to taxes, COVID response and more. It was such a hit, that I’m hosting... Read More...