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As we wrap up the third week of the 2017 legislative session, I wanted to provide you with an update on the session, the committees I'm serving on, as well as...

Jan. 27, 2017

With the 2017 legislative session scheduled to begin Jan. 9, I wanted to provide you with a preview of the 105-day session, as well as some insights into what I've been...

Dec. 1, 2016

As I mentioned in my legislative wrap-up, we accomplished some great things this year! We saved the USS Turner Joy, a retired U.S. Naval Destroyer ship docked in Bremerton, by securing...

April 28, 2016

It required a 60-day regular session and 20 days of special session, but the Legislature finally adjourned late Tuesday night after 13 hours of floor action. When the final gavel struck...

April 1, 2016

We are almost at the finish line! In less than 10 days, the 2016 legislative session will be adjourned. Monday was the deadline for bills in House and Senate fiscal committees...

March 2, 2016

This 60-day session is off to a busy start, and I am hard at work making sure your concerns are represented in the House. This is a supplemental budget year, which...

Feb. 2, 2016

I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday! The 2016 legislative session is rapidly approaching, and because it is a supplemental budget year, we have a lot of work to do...

Nov. 30, 2015

Session has been out for about a month, and I have remained busy this interim. Aside from returning to my job as a dentist providing care to nursing home residents, I...

Aug. 24, 2015

I'm pleased that the Legislature finally adopted an operating budget that is a huge win for families, students, teachers, state employees and taxpayers across our state. While I'm not happy it...

July 7, 2015

With the lack of agreement on a budget between the budget writers in the majority parties, the governor called for a second special session that begins today. The main argument between...

May 29, 2015