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I hope you are enjoying your summer. While the Legislature has been adjourned for a few months there is plenty going on related to state government. I want to give you...

July 30, 2019

Last year, after the session in my 2018 Legislative Report, I shared my concerns about the level of spending coming out of Olympia. I also had heard from many of you...

May 13, 2019

We are down to the final week in the regular legislative session. The focus on adjourning on time has turned to proposed budgets and taxes proposals – lots of tax proposals....

April 25, 2019

Thank you to those who attended our town hall meeting on Saturday at the Port of Camas-Washougal. In fact, thank you to all those who have attended any one of the...

March 19, 2019

I wanted to send a quick reminder that Sen. Ann Rivers, Rep. Larry Hoff and I will be holding our sixth town hall meeting of 2019 this Saturday, March 16: 12:30...

March 15, 2019

Week seven of the legislative session is coming to a close, and we are rapidly approaching the half-way point of the 2019 Legislature. A lot has happened since my last newsletter. ...

Feb. 28, 2019

The Legislature is in its third week and we are seeing bills, bills, and more bills. As of Tuesday, the House has introduced 761 bills and the Senate 743. In this...

Jan. 29, 2019

The 2019 legislative session is underway, and we have hit the ground running. The session will last 105 days and is scheduled to adjourn April 28. I am committed to finishing...

Jan. 15, 2019

My 2018 Legislative Report should be hitting mailboxes soon, if not already. Click here to check it out.  I discuss my “Right to Try” legislation, our success in stopping tax increases, what...

May 10, 2018

Less than two weeks into the 2018 legislative session lawmakers reached an agreement on a Hirst solution and a capital budget. Thursday night the Legislature passed the Hirst fix, Senate Bill 6091, the capital...

Jan. 22, 2018