Category Archives: E-News

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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10 Feb
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What I do when I’m not passing bills

Dear friends and neighbors: Sometimes the most important work we do draws the least attention. Take my role as the Senate lead on the State Investment Board, where we manage $140 billion in state pension funds. I see your eyes ...

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03 Feb
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Our students need reliable access to counselors

Dear friends and neighbors: Last year I sponsored legislation to assure students access to school counselors. Though the bill passed the Senate, it died in the House. Since then, the need for access has not gone away, it has only ...

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29 Jan
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A critical win for businesses this week

Dear friends and neighbors: This has been a very important week for businesses and our larger community. I’ve been pushing for weeks for our state to accelerate the reopening of our restaurants, fitness centers and other businesses. Well, those efforts ...

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20 Jan
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Why we should open schools now

Dear friends and neighbors: If you’re a parent, there’s a strong chance you share my interest in getting our kids back in school. I say this not just because I’ve heard from scores of concerned parents but because I’m a ...

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06 Jan
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My priority is to help our community, households and businesses recover

Dear friends and neighbors: Some of you receiving this email may be hearing from me for the first time, as we have recently updated our circulation list. So please know that, as someone who gets a lot of emails every ...

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07 May
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E-News – See you in November

Dear friends and neighbors, I’m grateful to have represented the 5th Legislative District for another session down in Olympia, and proud of the work that we were able to accomplish in just a short 60-day session. I want to take ...

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