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The Legislature adjourned today — two days early. Usually this would be a good thing, but unfortunately agreement on the budget could not be found in time between the House and...

April 25, 2015

Today is the 96th day of the 105-day session. Wednesday marked the deadline for non-budget related bills to be passed by both the House and Senate. Any bills that did not...

April 17, 2015

Every year, the House and Senate take turns which chamber releases their state budget proposal first. This year, it was the House majority's turn to go first, which is the House...

April 2, 2015

Thank you so much to all of you who participated in my telephone town hall last week - it was a great discussion! At one point, we had almost 800 people...

March 25, 2015

Many of you have been contacting my office about a town hall meeting. I'm happy to share that I will be hosting a telephone town hall Monday, March 16 from 6-7...

March 10, 2015

Last week was the first deadline for the Legislature's 105-day session, what's known as "policy cutoff." You can read more about what that means here.

Feb. 23, 2015

This is the fourth week of the legislative session in Olympia. At this time, committees are holding public hearings and we have started voting on bills as they pass through committee...

Feb. 11, 2015

On Monday, Jan. 12, I was sworn in as your state representative. It was a humbling experience and I take the oath I made seriously. I'll be serving on three committees...

Jan. 21, 2015