Category Archives: E-News

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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26 Jan
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Kids shouldn’t be charged for classes in high school

Dear friends and neighbors: One bill of mine currently before the Senate Ways & Means Committee would reduce costs for high school students in Running Start and College in the High School programs. Senate Bill 5719 would establish a grant ...

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11 Jan
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Highway 18, financial literacy, and non-tax revenue top my list

Dear friends and neighbors: I have three main priorities for the legislative session that began Monday. First and foremost, I am helping to develop a transportation revenue package that will, among other things, provide the funds to finish Highway 18 ...

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18 Oct
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Judge’s ruling could restore low insurance rates for customers

Dear friends and neighbors: I was encouraged recently to see a judge throw out the state insurance commissioner’s emergency rule banning insurers from using credit scoring to set rates. While this is only one step in the overall process, it’s ...

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27 Sep
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As insurance premiums rise, I’m pressing for answers

Dear friends and neighbors: Many of you have or will soon be seeing significant increases in your insurance premiums because of a recent emergency rule by the state insurance commissioner to prohibit the use of credit scores in insurance. The ...

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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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