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When the 2021 legislative session begins Jan. 11, Rep. Michelle Caldier, R-Port Orchard, will be serving in a new position as the ranking Republican on the House Housing, Human Services and...

Dec. 23, 2020

This coming Thursday, March 19, I will be holding a telephone town hall to provide an update of the 60-day legislative session, which concluded its business last Thursday. There's also much...

March 17, 2020

Election-year restrictions prohibit me and other state legislators from sending out email updates from Dec. 1 until Jan. 13, the first day of session, so I wanted to touch base with...

Nov. 27, 2019

Although you'd think most people would be out enjoying summer vacations, July has been a busy month for news related to legislative matters and state government. Here are some examples: The...

July 26, 2019

The cherry trees are in full bloom at the state Capitol as we begin the final month of our scheduled 105-day regular session. On Friday, House Democrats passed their proposed two-year...

April 2, 2019

It is an honor to be back at the state Capitol, where I am proudly representing the citizens of our beautiful 26th Legislative District! The 2019 legislative session opened Monday, Jan....

Jan. 24, 2019

Late Thursday night, we finished our work and adjourned for the year. It was an intense 60-day session with some highs, but a lot more lows. One-party control of the House...

March 10, 2018

In short, 60-day sessions, one of our primary tasks is to pass supplemental operating, capital and transportation budgets. The process for passing these budgets is...

Feb. 28, 2018

The big news since my last update is the Legislature was finally able to send the 2017-19 capital budget to the governor's desk to be signed into law. The $4.17 billion...

Feb. 2, 2018

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