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We are rapidly approaching the second month of the scheduled 105-day remote legislative session, which began Jan. 11. Participating in the virtual session As I noted in my last email update...

Feb. 5, 2021

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

I wanted to take a few minutes to provide a brief update on the coronavirus emergency, the telephone town hall I held last week, and information about upcoming election-year restrictions. Thank...

May 8, 2020

Rep. Michelle Caldier, R-Port Orchard, is inviting citizens from throughout the 26th Legislative District to join her Thursday, April 30 from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. in a telephone town hall...

April 22, 2020

No longer will insurance companies get to pocket Medicaid reimbursement rate increases meant for behavioral health care providers. On Thursday, Gov. Jay Inslee signed House Bill 2584, sponsored by Rep. Michelle...

April 7, 2020

As I noted in my email update to you last Tuesday, news about the COVID-19 (coronavirus) continues to change hour-by-hour. Many families and business owners are concerned with staying afloat, being...

March 24, 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

Rep. Michelle Caldier, R-Port Orchard, thanks citizens for their participation against Senate Bill 5395, which would mandate K-12 sex education in all public schools. She encourages people to continue fighting strongly...

March 4, 2020

No longer may managed care insurance organizations (MCOs) keep Medicaid rate reimbursement increases meant for behavioral health providers under the bill unanimously approved Friday by the state House of Representatives. Rep....

Feb. 16, 2020

In Olympia, a controversial bill that would reduce the punishment for those who intentionally infect another with the HIV virus passed the House of Representatives along party lines Wednesday, with Republicans...

Feb. 12, 2020