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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

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

As lawmakers wrapped up their legislative business after the 60-day session, one of the top priorities for many of us included adequately responding the growing threat of the coronavirus (COVID-19). The...

March 13, 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

We've officially passed the halfway point of the 60-day legislative session. Two recent deadlines—policy cutoff and fiscal cutoff—move us even closer to the finish line. Bills that did not pass out...

Feb. 14, 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

Cottage food-maker business owners need our help. Many of these entrepreneurs are stay-at-home parents looking for a way to supplement their income. The food items they prepare are subject to inspections...

Jan. 27, 2020

The Legislature has an important duty this session to move forward on implementing the will of the voters on $30 car tabs. Taxpayers want and deserve a break on the fees...

Jan. 27, 2020