Category Archives: E-News

01 Dec
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A new session and new responsibilities

Dear friends and neighbors, The 2023 legislative session is little more than a month away, and I’m excited to share with you some news about the issues I’m going to be working on in the coming year. From making it ...

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10 Nov
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Learn more about our Highway 18 project this Wednesday

Dear friends and neighbors: As you may know, the $640 million in this year’s transportation revenue package marks the culmination of my 10-year effort to eliminate traffic congestion and improve road safety via a new interchange at the intersection of ...

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28 Sep
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Apply now for a legislative internship

Dear friends and neighbors: One of the benefits of returning to Olympia for in-person work next January is that the legislative internship program is up and running again, enabling students to see how their government operates from the inside. To ...

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22 Sep
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The biggest phase for Highway 18 begins in November

Dear friends and neighbors: It’s no secret that Highway 18 has been a major headache for years — and not just for those of us here in the 5th District but for anyone in the state who has to drive ...

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29 Jul
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Court ruling reaffirms use of credit scores in insurance rates

Dear friends and neighbors: As you probably know, from the get-go I have opposed the efforts of the state insurance commissioner to block the use of credit scores in setting insurance rates. The use of credit scores is a sound ...

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13 Jun
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A rare honor from law enforcement professionals

Dear friends and neighbors: When I’m making decisions on legislation, I ask myself what makes sense for our district and our state and then I vote accordingly. The last thing on my mind is an award. But that doesn’t make ...

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21 Apr
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You can choose between town hall meetings on April 26 and 30

Dear friends and neighbors: I hope I’ll hear from you at either of two town hall meetings I’m hosting next week with my 5th Legislative District seatmates, Rep. Lisa Callan and Rep. Bill Ramos. On Tuesday, April 26, we’ll host ...

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14 Mar
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Wrapping up the 2022 legislative session

Dear friends and neighbors: With the 2022 legislative session concluded, I want to give you a brief overview of some highlights from this year. As the state prepared to implement its new long-term care insurance program last fall, what was ...

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28 Feb
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Never let a deadline get in the way of good policy

Dear friends and neighbors: During the shortened legislative session in each even-numbered year, there’s less time and opportunity to pass bills — but that’s not the only way we have of helping people in our district and across the state. ...

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23 Feb
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Three projects to make area travel safer and smoother

Dear friends and neighbors: There’s a lot to like about Move Ahead Washington, the $16 billion transportation revenue package passed last week by the Senate. First and foremost, the package would fully fund the remaining cost of our improvements to ...

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