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In my last email update, I mentioned the possibility of the Legislature not passing a capital budget this year if a bill to fix the damage caused by the state Supreme...

Aug. 17, 2017

After 172 days of session, the Legislature finally adopted a two-year, $43.7 billion operating budget last Friday. While 48 percent of the 2015-17 operating budget was allocated for K-12 education, this...

July 7, 2017

We've recently spent long hours on the House floor voting on bills in the run-up to house of origin cutoff, which was at 5 p.m. last night. All bills that did...

March 9, 2017

We are now one month into the 2017 legislative session, and the first major milestone is right around the corner. Feb. 17 marks policy cutoff, which means bills that do not...

Feb. 15, 2017

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

In a unanimous vote, the House Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee approved legislation Thursday that would change state law governing stray livestock.

Feb. 5, 2016