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The state's quarterly economic revenue forecast was released this week and the news was staggering. Another $941 million in resources is expected to come into the state over the next four...

Feb. 20, 2020

The majority party in Olympia passed a business and occupation (B&O) tax increase last night that is unnecessary, unaffordable and ignores voters who have consistently said 'no' to tax increases. Senate...

Feb. 7, 2020

As part of our push for safer communities, I'm sponsoring a package of bills that will increase law enforcement, improve training and allow more officers in underserved areas. We need to...

Jan. 23, 2020

While the 2019 legislative session is over, my work on your behalf continues. The spring and summer months have been filled with constituent meetings, tours, town halls, meetings with other state,...

Aug. 22, 2019

I wanted to give you an update on the legislative session and thank those of you who participated in our recent telephone town hall. That's going to have to wait. We...

Feb. 26, 2019

In an effort to show you what it's like to be your state representative, I'm recording short, behind-the-scenes videos of daily life here in the state Legislature. I did one after...

Feb. 6, 2019

The 2019 legislative session began last week. I was honored to be asked by my colleagues to give the official response to Gov. Jay Inslee's State of the State address. While...

Jan. 24, 2019

The 2018 session is over and we're back home in the most beautiful corner of our state!  It's been great to see so many of you at the grocery store, school...

May 11, 2018

You Are Invited! Join us for our 7th District Telephone Town Hall Tuesday, Jan. 23 from 6 – 7 p.m. Just call (509) 404-3053   The 2018 session is underway and...

Jan. 22, 2018

While the first two 30-day special sessions were a bit anticlimactic, the last few weeks of the third special session have been busy.  Education negotiators and budget writers worked late into the...

July 20, 2017