Category Archives: E-News

Washington State Capitol Building
15 Feb
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Town hall on Saturday!

Dear friends and neighbors, One of my important roles in the Senate is serving as the lead writer of our state’s capital budget. Of the three budgets – operating, transportation, and capital – the capital budget is how we fund ...

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Washington State Capitol Building
07 Feb
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Those initiatives you’ve heard so much about

Dear friends and neighbors, The biggest issues we’re facing this session are the six initiatives to the Legislature that I’m sure you’ve heard so much about. More than 400,000 voters signed petitions to put these six initiatives before us – ...

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Washington State Capitol Building
31 Jan
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Driving change and funding the road ahead

Dear friends and neighbors, You’ve probably read stories about the issues in our state transportation system right now. We’ve been seeing bids on all our big projects come in over budget from contractors, our construction of new ferries has been ...

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Washington State Capitol Building
24 Jan
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A better path forward on climate

Dear friends and neighbors, Perhaps the biggest issue of the 2024 session is our state’s efforts to combat climate change, which became incredibly controversial this past summer when our Climate Commitment Act contributed to driving up Washington’s gas prices to ...

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Washington State Capitol Building
17 Jan
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“Good little bills”

Dear friends and neighbors, It may only be the second week of the legislative session, but with a mere 60 days to complete our work, we’re already well into the process. Later in the session we’ll grapple with some of ...

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Washington State Capitol Building
08 Jan
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Let’s build some schools together

Dear friends and neighbors, The 2024 session has begun and I’m excited to be back! This is my 12th and final year in the Senate, and every time I come down here, I’m honored by the trust you’ve placed in ...

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Washington State Capitol Building
18 May
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Finally, a bill passes on drug addiction

Dear friends and neighbors, When we adjourned the legislative session last month, we had a lot to be proud of, with one glaring exception – our failure to act on Washington’s drug addiction crisis. It was incredibly frustrating to me ...

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Washington State Capitol Building
28 Apr
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2023 session has adjourned!

Dear friends and neighbors, The 2023 session adjourned last weekend, and it was one of the most productive sessions we’ve had in years. With one major exception, we moved forward in moderate, responsible ways that stayed true to our Washington ...

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06 Apr
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Constituent stories that turn into law

Dear friends and neighbors, With just a few weeks left in the legislative session, I wanted to tell you about two bills we just passed and the story of how these ideas came to us here in the Legislature. Folks ...

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31 Mar
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What’s in the budgets for our district?

Dear friends and neighbors, Last week I gave you an update about the capital budget, which funds our state’s construction projects and physical infrastructure, where I’m the lead budget writer. If you missed that email, I don’t blame you – ...

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