Category Archives: E-News

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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21 Feb
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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 7 p.m. this Thursday when I host a virtual town hall meeting with my 5th Legislative District seatmates, Rep. Lisa Callan and Rep. Bill Ramos. You can ...

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15 Feb
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Financial literacy in high school promises lifelong benefits

Dear friends and neighbors: Time after time, I’ve heard from people who regret they weren’t taught about finances before they graduated from high school and later had to make important financial decisions that affected their lives for many years afterwards. ...

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11 Feb
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One simple fix can increase our supply of new homes

Dear friends and neighbors: You may have noticed how the pandemic’s electronic chip shortage has crimped the supply of new cars, making them harder to find and costlier to buy. Well, the same thing is happening with our housing: supply ...

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01 Feb
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We can save lives by providing AC in adult family homes

Dear friends and neighbors: Adult family homes are a great solution for many people who need help with meals, laundry, personal care and other aspects of daily living. A home can take up to six residents, but also faces a ...

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