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Finally, a bill passes on drug addiction

Finally, a bill passes on drug addiction

Dear friends and neighbors, When we adjourned the legislative session last month, we had a lot to be proud of, with one glaring exception – our failure to act on Washington’s drug addiction crisis. It was incredibly frustrating to me that this occurred, since we already had a good, bipartisan proposal in ...

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2023 session has adjourned!

2023 session has adjourned!

Dear friends and neighbors, The 2023 session adjourned last weekend, and it was one of the most productive sessions we’ve had in years. With one major exception, we moved forward in moderate, responsible ways that stayed true to our Washington values. So much happened that I could write an email that’s ...

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Constituent stories that turn into law

Constituent stories that turn into law

Dear friends and neighbors, With just a few weeks left in the legislative session, I wanted to tell you about two bills we just passed and the story of how these ideas came to us here in the Legislature. Folks might not realize that a lot of the policies that the ...

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What's in the budgets for our district?

What's in the budgets for our district?

Dear friends and neighbors, Last week I gave you an update about the capital budget, which funds our state’s construction projects and physical infrastructure, where I’m the lead budget writer. If you missed that email, I don’t blame you – I get that same feeling of endless emails from politicians filling ...

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Our capital budget proposal – for the 5th District and all of WA

Our capital budget proposal – for the 5th District and all of WA

Dear friends and neighbors, I’m proud to announce that the Senate just passed the capital budget proposal that I led the development of. What’s the capital budget? It’s the state’s infrastructure budget, which makes investments in all sorts of construction projects like affordable housing, schools, and other buildings around the state. I’m ...

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Five for five on top legislative priorities!

Five for five on top legislative priorities!

Dear friends and neighbors, We’ve now passed one of the most important deadlines in the legislative session – the “house of origin” cutoff. With a few exceptions, bills introduced in the Senate had until this Wednesday, March 8, to be passed off the floor to be considered “alive” for the remainder ...

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Join us for our upcoming town hall

Join us for our upcoming town hall

Dear friends and neighbors, I wanted to send along an update on some of the legislation we’re passing this session. I’ve written to you about two of the most important bills of session – reforming our drug possession laws to ensure that people in trouble can get the help they ...

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