Category Archives: E-News

10 Jun
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Tune in tonight to our virtual town hall meeting

Dear friends and neighbors: I hope you’ll be able to tune in at 6 p.m. tonight when I host a virtual town hall meeting with my 5th Legislative District seatmates, Rep. Lisa Callan and Rep. Bill Ramos. You can watch ...

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04 Jun
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Tune in Thursday to our virtual town hall meeting

Dear friends and neighbors: I hope you’ll be able to tune in at 6 p.m. this Thursday, June 10, when I host a virtual town hall meeting with my 5th Legislative District seatmates, Rep. Lisa Callan and Rep. Bill Ramos. ...

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21 Apr
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Local infrastructure projects in our community

Dear friends and neighbors: Numerous 5th District communities will benefit from the state construction budget we’ll soon be passing off the Senate floor. This budget, separate from both the transportation and operating budgets, supports infrastructure such as buildings for local ...

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15 Apr
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Historic relief for our hardest-hit businesses

Dear friends and neighbors: As we near the final week of this legislative session, probably the single piece of legislation on which I’ve worked hardest is Senate Bill 5478 to bring urgent relief to businesses large and small that have ...

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26 Mar
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Major construction projects across our community

Dear friends and neighbors: One of my favorite areas of focus in Olympia is the state construction budget, partly because it allows me to tap my background in finance—I’ve helped write this budget in every one of my nine years ...

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18 Mar
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We’re close to reopening schools, thanks to you

Dear friends and neighbors: As a result of Gov. Inslee’s actions last week, we’re pretty close to reopening our schools—and that’s a tribute to your hard work as much as anyone’s. I’ve been advocating for months for getting kids back ...

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08 Mar
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Why I voted against a capital gains tax

Dear friends and neighbors: You probably know by now that the Senate passed a measure this past weekend that would establish a capital gains tax, a new tax on the growth of capital assets like stocks and bonds or the ...

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05 Mar
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Next week’s town hall meeting has new time

Dear friends and neighbors: While the pandemic has forced many of us to curtail many of the activities we would normally be doing, my legislative seatmates and I are working to make sure we stay connected with you and you ...

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25 Feb
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How to get even more through GET credits

Dear friends and neighbors: You may not know that GET stands for Guaranteed Education Tuition, our unique state program where you can purchase tuition credits for future years at today’s rates. In other words, your kindergartner can be guaranteed a ...

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18 Feb
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Key relief for small businesses

Dear friends and neighbors: As the only Senate Democrat who is also a small business owner-operator, I came into session championing three bills to help small business owners across the state. The first involves unemployment insurance (UI). Due to all ...

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