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My top priorities during this session are getting Washingtonians safely back to work, school, and a more normal life. As families and job-supporting businesses attempt to get back on their feet...

Feb. 16, 2021

Now more than ever the Legislature needs to take deliberate action to help struggling businesses. Along with you, I'm closely tracking the following business-related legislative proposals:

Jan. 19, 2021

With the National Guard posted around the Capitol campus, lawmakers gathered in person for one day only on Monday, Jan. 11th for two critical votes.

Jan. 18, 2021

This week, lawmakers have gathered at the state Capitol for what is known as Committee Assembly Days. Along with my colleagues, I'm busy attending caucus meetings, doing committee work and discussing...

Nov. 22, 2019

With the close of the 2019 session nearly a month ago, I’ve returned home. As with any legislative session, there were wins and losses. I am extremely disappointed the recently enacted...

May 30, 2019

Lawmakers approved the final version of the state's 2019-21 biennial capital budget Sunday afternoon. The plan spends $4.9 billion, $3.22 billion of which is from the sale of general obligation bonds....

May 1, 2019

Rep. Carolyn Eslick, R-Sultan, discusses rush to vote on tax bills and the state's two-year operating budget.

April 26, 2019

With the cherry trees on the Capitol Campus in full bloom, we are entering the last few days of the regularly scheduled 2019 session. With the exception of budget matters,...

April 17, 2019

With the cherry trees on the Capitol Campus in full bloom, we are entering the last few weeks of the 2019 session. Our next legislative deadline is Opposite House cutoff on...

April 10, 2019

We are about to complete the third week of the 2019 legislative session. It is an honor to be back in Olympia serving our communities. I would like to start this...

Jan. 30, 2019