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In an evening floor session Thursday, the House unanimously passed a bill sponsored by Rep. Michelle Caldier to provide better agency and school district support for students in out-of-home care.

Feb. 9, 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

On Tuesday, Sept. 26 from 6:30-8:30 p.m., I'll be sitting down with Rep. Sherry Appleton (D-Poulsbo) at the Norm Dicks Government Center in Bremerton (345 6th St., Ste. 500) to discuss...

Sept. 22, 2017

Earlier this week, the Washington State Health Care Authority (HCA) announced it would be changing its policy regarding the prescription of opiates to Apple Health (Medicaid) clients.

Aug. 25, 2017

Rep. Michelle Caldier's House Bill 1314 was signed into law Monday by Gov. Jay Inslee.

May 8, 2017

As you have likely heard by now, the Legislature is currently in a 30-day special session. Unfortunately, budget negotiators in the House and Senate were unable to come to an agreement...

May 5, 2017

For the past few weeks, House committees have been hearing Senate bills, while Senate committees have been hearing House bills. With a split Legislature — Democrats narrowly control the state House...

March 30, 2017