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Please join us for our mid-session Tele-Town Hall

Please join us for our mid-session Tele-Town Hall

Dear neighbors, Following up from our in-person Town Hall in Vancouver on Jan. 6, I hope to hear from you tomorrow night, Feb. 20, when we host a 49th Legislative District telephone town hall meeting with my House seatmates, Rep. Sharon Wylie and Rep. Monica Stonier. We are more than halfway through the 2024 Legislative Session, and want to hear from ...

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UPDATE: The 2024 Session is underway, and the first two weeks have been busy

UPDATE: The 2024 Session is underway, and the first two weeks have been busy

Thank you for participating in our robust and well-attended town hall on Jan. 6. If you were not able to join, you can watch the town hall for yourself at this link. Please watch for our next town hall coming in February. With the legislative session in its second week, we’re already focused on numerous issues and committee hearings, not ...

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Come join us and help us forward your priorities for the upcoming 2024 legislative session

Come join us and help us forward your priorities for the upcoming 2024 legislative session

Dear neighbors,   I hope to see you this Saturday at the town hall meeting I’m hosting with Reps. Sharon Wylie and Monica Stonier from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Columbia Room of the Fort Vancouver Regional Library at 901 C St. in Vancouver. We 49th Legislative District lawmakers will discuss legislation we passed in the prior legislative session, ...

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Calling young people to be Senate pages!

Calling young people to be Senate pages!

Dear Neighbors,   Do you know a young person who wants to learn more about what goes on in their state government?  The Washington State Senate has one of the best page programs in the country, and applications for 2024 are open! This exciting program allows young Washingtonians to get a closer look at the civic process and ...

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Investing in the 49th District

Investing in the 49th District

Dear friends and neighbors,   The 2023 legislative session has concluded, and these past few months have been a time of immense progress and accomplishment.   Much of our legislature’s attention has been devoted to finalizing three budgets: operating, capital, and transportation. These budgets provide significant funding that will be allocated to projects and organizations across our state and ...

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Join us for post-legislative session town hall!

Join us for post-legislative session town hall!

Dear neighbors,   Do you want to learn more about the recent legislative session? Please join Rep. Sharon Wylie, Rep. Monica Stonier and me for an in-person town hall this Saturday, May 6.   We will be there to answer your questions and provide updates on what we accomplished while in Olympia this year.   Join us from ...

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Improving behavioral health 

Improving behavioral health 

Dear friends and neighbors,  One of the issues many of you share with me as a top concern is improving access to behavioral health services and supporting the workforce that provides this critical care. As a result, this Legislative Session continued our focus on making progress in addressing these important needs.  As chair of the Senate Health ...

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My bills are headed to the governor's desk!

My bills are headed to the governor's desk!

April 10, 2023 Dear friends and neighbors, We are in the final stretch of the current legislative session! As we enter these final two weeks, we will see historic votes in each chamber, pass our various budgets, and see legislation signed into law by the governor. Scroll down for an update on the status of a few of my focuses: Read More

Only a few weeks left to go!  

Only a few weeks left to go!  

Dear friends and neighbors,  We are hard at work this legislation session and have just 24 days left to go. Scroll down for the highlights!   #1: The Senate unveiled its comprehensive $69.2 billion budget proposal for the next biennium. The investments in this budget are reflective of our values ...

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Progress is being made in Olympia

Progress is being made in Olympia

Dear friends and neighbors,   We are more than halfway through the current legislative session! Progress is being made to ensure we are building healthy and safe communities, strengthening our economy and jobs, and supporting workers in Washington.   Representing you in Olympia is my top priority. As chair of the Senate Health & Long-Term Care Committee, much ...

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