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Dear Friends and Neighbors, Several days ago, the governor held a news conference to say she is calling lawmakers back to Olympia for a special session beginning Nov. 28. This action...

Oct. 5, 2011

Dear Friends and Neighbors, It has been great being back home and seeing you at various community events this summer. We are writing to let you know about an important public...

July 12, 2011

Dear Friends and Neighbors, It is great to be back home in the district and seeing many of you after spending 103 days in a regular session and 30 days in...

June 15, 2011

Dear Friends and Neighbors, We're now nine days into a special session limited to 30 days and yet there is still no budget for us to vote on. People keep asking...

May 4, 2011

Dear Friends and Neighbors, The regular session of the Legislature adjourned last Friday, two days earlier than the scheduled 105-days. It's not that the Legislature finished its work. It's that the...

April 29, 2011

Dear friends and neighbors, Only 24 days remain of the 105-day session, which is scheduled to end April 24, and we have yet to see an operating budget proposal from the...

March 31, 2011

Dear friends and neighbors, It's Day 24 of the scheduled 105-day legislative session in Olympia and time to provide a brief progress report. I'm working on several issues important to the...

Feb. 2, 2011

Dear friends and neighbors: Only 12 days remain until the Legislature convenes in Olympia on Jan. 10 for a scheduled 105-day legislative session. The greatest challenge before us will be closing...

Dec. 30, 2010

Dear friends and neighbors, I'm glad to be back home after several months of a very difficult legislative session in Olympia. As you have probably heard, taxes were raised by nearly...

May 11, 2010

Dear friends and neighbors, We are now on day eight of the special session and a lot of time and money are being wasted as we wait for majority Democrats to...

March 22, 2010