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The 2021 legislative session will go down in history as one of the most unique. With all but a handful of lawmakers working from home or in some type of satellite...

May 10, 2021

In the aftermath of the global pandemic, we must find ways to ease the onerous burdens businesses are facing, including significant unemployment tax increases. Now is not the time to increase...

March 30, 2021

We’ve entered the final 30 days of the legislative session. Friday, March 26, was policy committee cutoff. That means all bills from the opposite chamber must pass out of their respective...

March 30, 2021

Please plan on joining me for a Virtual Town Hall Meeting on March 18 at 6 p.m.

March 12, 2021

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