— News By Subject —
Legislature


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

Your voice maters. Although it may feel as if one person can’t affect public policy, that’s not true. The process may seem complex, but getting involved in public policy decisions you...

Feb. 1, 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

The 2021 virtual session is historic for the state. While it presents difficulties for both lawmakers and the people they represent, it does not mean you can not be involved. If...

Jan. 15, 2021

Because of state-imposed restrictions during election years, this is my first business-related update in many months. I’d like to begin by thanking you for allowing me to serve you in Olympia...

Jan. 4, 2021

These are challenging times. In just a few short months, we’ve faced a global pandemic and its ongoing affects on our health, communities and economy. Big changes have drastically altered the...

Jan. 4, 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

On Monday, the Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission announced the list of state parks that will open on May 5, for day use only. Wallace Falls State Park was...

May 5, 2020

Along with my colleagues, Sen. Keith Wagoner and Rep. Robert Sutherland, I will be co-hosting a town hall meeting in Arlington.

Feb. 17, 2020

Thousands of bills have been introduced to the Legislature during the 2019-20 biennium. With the passing of two recent deadlines—fiscal cutoff and policy cutoff—several hundred of them are now considered “dead.”...

Feb. 14, 2020