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The 2021 session began with chain link fences and national guard troops around the state capital. It ended with little fanfare on Sunday as only a handful of us were in...

April 29, 2021

Earlier this year, the Washington state Supreme Court struck down the state's felony drug possession law. Known as the Blake decision, this now means that individuals across the state (including children)...

April 1, 2021

With COVID hospitalizations and positive tests trending downward, and vaccinations more readily available for those who want them and who qualify, it is only natural that we begin looking at the...

March 17, 2021

I'm fighting to prevent tax increases on working families and small businesses. The majority party in both the House and Senate have introduced several bills this session to increase taxes. They...

Feb. 16, 2021

The 2021 legislative session is a remote one with committee testimony, floor debates and voting all being done remotely, for the most part. There are only a couple staffers and a...

Jan. 25, 2021

As we have responded to the tragic situation brought on by the new coronavirus, our lives have changed to protect the most vulnerable because we value them and we care. Our...

May 5, 2020

Despite opposition from thousands of parents, teachers and school officials around the state, the majority party in the House passed a bill to mandate comprehensive sex education for ALL grades, K-12....

March 5, 2020

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