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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 got some good news yesterday when the governor officially moved all counties in Washington to Phase 3 of the state's “Healthy Washington” reopening plan starting on March 22. Gov. Jay...

March 12, 2021

It's hard to believe we are more than a month into the 105-day session. This Monday, Feb. 15th, was policy cut off. That means policy bills must be passed out of...

Feb. 16, 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

Although we can’t meet in person, I’m getting the information from you I need to make informed decisions on behalf of our district. We’ve got several more weeks of work ahead...

Feb. 3, 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

In the days ahead we will face many challenges. Balancing public health concerns with economic realities will not be easy. To everyone who has reached out to my office to...

May 8, 2020

We live in tough times. Few of us have experienced anything close to the full societal shutdown caused by the coronavirus outbreak. People across the state continue to make incredible sacrifices...

May 1, 2020

The 2020 legislative session ended last Thursday, March 12. Normally, I would send you an update on the results of my work for you in Olympia—but times are not “normal” right...

March 20, 2020