Author Archives: bwhite

20 May
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2024 Session Recap

Dear friends and neighbors, It has been two months since the 2024 legislative session wrapped up, and I have been enjoying being back in Spokane. We have spent some time reflecting on the 2024 legislative session, and you may have ...

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Washington State Capitol Building
07 Mar
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Sine Die

Dear friends and neighbors, The President of the Senate has dropped his gavel for the last time this session, and the 2024 Legislature has adjourned Sine Die, Latin for “without day.” Legislators are headed back to their districts to spend ...

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04 Mar
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Thank You Spokane

Dear friends and neighbors, Today, with a great sense of gratitude and accomplishment, I announced I am not running for re-election in 2024. I will be finishing my Senate term (which runs through the end of the year) and my ...

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24 Jan
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Cutoffs and Protecting the Spokane River

Dear friends and neighbors, Entering the fourth week of session, we are rapidly approaching the first policy committee cutoff. Any bill that has not been passed out of its policy committee by 5pm on Wednesday, January 31st will not progress ...

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22 Jan
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Tax Credit Update and How to Testify on a Bill

Dear friends and neighbors, It is week three of the legislative session and bills are moving through their respective policy committees and onto the floor. This newsletter includes an update on the Working Families Tax Credit, an important tax rebate ...

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04 Jan
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Opening Day

Dear friends and neighbors, Today is the official first day of the 60-day 2024 legislative session. Each year on opening day, TVW interviews legislative leaders to highlight priorities for the upcoming session. You can watch my interview from this morning ...

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22 Dec
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CCA Updates and 2024 Staff Introductions

Dear friends and neighbors, On Monday, January 8th, we will start the 60-day legislative session. There will be a lot of policies and budget items considered this session, but I want to take a moment to focus on one in ...

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14 Dec
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Prefiling Bills and Majority Leader Roles

Dear friends and neighbors, We are rapidly approaching the start of the 2024 legislative session and my days have been busy meeting with constituents, stakeholder groups, and legislative colleagues as we prepare for the session which begins on January 8th. ...

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29 Nov
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Count Down to the Legislative Session

Dear friends and neighbors, In just forty days, I will join my colleagues in Olympia for the 2024 legislative session. This the second session of the biennium, and we are gearing up to keep delivering for Washington state through sine ...

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23 Oct
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Bikes and a New Crosswalk

Dear friends and neighbors, This fall, I have had the opportunity to meet with a variety of organizations and individuals, both to prepare for the 2024 session and to celebrate some of the amazing work being done in Spokane during ...

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