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Court ruling reaffirms use of credit scores in insurance rates

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 and proven means of setting premiums based on consumer track records, ...

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A rare honor from law enforcement professionals

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 it any less rewarding when a group of top professionals later ...

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You can choose between town hall meetings on April 26 and 30

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 a remote town hall meeting from 6 to 7 p.m. that you ...

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Wrapping up the 2022 legislative session

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 apparent to me when I voted against the new tax in 2019 ...

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Never let a deadline get in the way of good policy

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. This year, for instance, I’ve been able to convert two stalled ...

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Three projects to make area travel safer and smoother

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 Highway 18 over Tiger Mountain. The $640 million allocation to widen Highway ...

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Tune in Thursday to our virtual town hall meeting

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 watch the meeting live on my Facebook page or at Read More

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