Category Archives: E-News

19 Feb
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E News – Increasing Housing Affordability

Dear Friends and Neighbors, As you know, making sure that Washingtonians have access to affordable housing and addressing our region’s homelessness crisis is a major challenge. This session, I’m working to address those issues in two ways. The first is ...

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12 Feb
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E News – Making Saving for Retirement Easier

Dear Friends and Neighbors, Last week, the Senate Committee on Financial Institutions, Economic Development & Trade, which I chair, held a hearing on my bill giving employees easier access to retirement plans. Helping Washingtonians save for retirement has been a ...

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01 Feb
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E News – Weighing Success in Olympia

Dear Friends and Neighbors, As your senator, I know that passing bills isn’t the only measure of success in Olympia. Sometimes, it’s just the opposite: killing bad bills. We saw that in the last week, when a proposal that would ...

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24 Jan
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E News – 2018 Updates & Communities in Action

Dear Friends and Neighbors, As a parent and small business owner, I know the importance of following through and making sure that the bills we pass in Olympia work as intended. So I want to give you a quick update ...

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18 Jan
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E News – 2019 Legislative Session

  Dear friends and neighbors, The 2019 legislative session opened this week. As your senator, I want to share a brief update on some of my priorities this session: • SR 18 & I-90 Interchange: the project remains on schedule ...

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06 Apr
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E News – 2018 Legislative Update

Dear friends and neighbors, In my last newsletter, I shared information about the operating, construction and transportation budgets that we passed this legislative session. This week, I wanted to give you a final update you on the bills I sponsored ...

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14 Mar
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E News – 2018 Budget Accomplishments

Dear friends, We were able to accomplish a lot during this year’s short, 60-day session. In addition to passing a wide range of bills improving the quality of life in our communities, we finished on time and passed operating, construction and ...

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Washington State Capitol Building
06 Mar
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E News – More investment in our community

Dear friends and neighbors, As we near the end of the 2018 legislative session, I’m pleased that the Senate has approved supplemental operating, transportation and construction budgets to fund vital projects and services across Washington.

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28 Feb
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E News – The Legislative Public Records Act

Dear friends and neighbors, This week, you may have heard a lot of discussion about public records and Senate Bill 6617. The bill isn’t perfect and I regret that more time wasn’t set aside for public input. But I voted ...

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20 Feb
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E News – Passing a record number of bills with bipartisan support

Dear friends and neighbors, I’m happy to report that this year more of my bills have been passed off the Senate floor than in any other year that I’ve been in the Legislature. As I emphasized in recent town hall ...

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