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Share your story: Tax Structure Work Group TOWN HALLS on 10/6!

Share your story: Tax Structure Work Group TOWN HALLS on 10/6!

Dear friends and neighbors, Your voice is the most important part of the lawmaking process. No matter what the subject – whether we’re talking about healthcare, education, or transportation – your input matters. That’s why I strongly encourage you to mark your calendar and REGISTER for either ...

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E-news: Answering your questions!

E-news: Answering your questions!

Dear friends and neighbors, As more of our neighbors continue to get vaccinated and as our state continues to rebuild, I have loved the increasing opportunities to see community members at masked, outdoor events these past couple of months. Whether we’re breaking ground on state-funded projects, celebrating a new business in ...

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E-news: Make your voice heard at the next Redistricting Commission Public Outreach Meeting!

E-news: Make your voice heard at the next Redistricting Commission Public Outreach Meeting!

Dear friends and neighbors, You’re invited! An important opportunity to engage in the redistricting process is coming up on June 22, from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm. Contributing your thoughts and insights about what you want your community to look like – as the Washington State Redistricting Commission drafts new congressional ...

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E-news: A historic, successful session - in review

E-news: A historic, successful session - in review

Friends and neighbors, In a final, productive sprint across the finish line, the legislative session came to a close on April 25. When I think about where we started back in January – in the midst of an economic downturn, fearful for the health of our loved ones as we battled ...

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E-news: An invite and a tribute!

E-news: An invite and a tribute!

Friends and neighbors, The past week or so has been devoted to Senate floor debate – passing policy sent our way from the House on everything from tenant protections to climate mitigation to voting rights restoration. In the midst of all that, we passed our Senate operating and capital budgets: a ...

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E-news: the Senate released our 2021-2023 budget proposal!

E-news: the Senate released our 2021-2023 budget proposal!

Dear friends and neighbors, We are now over two-thirds of the way through the 105-day legislative session, and as of yesterday, we’ve hit another major landmark: the Senate released our 2021-2023 budget proposal! As Vice Chair of the Ways & Means Committee, it is a privilege to help write an equitable ...

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E-news: Halfway point update + team intros!

E-news: Halfway point update + team intros!

Dear friends and neighbors, We’ve hit the half-way point of session, which means my colleagues and I have been hard at work to pass bills off the Senate floor. We’ve passed some exciting bills, like improving maternal health outcomes (SB 5068), strengthening consumer protection (SB 5025), establishing tribal representation on the ...

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Join us! - 38th LD Virtual Town Hall - Feb. 11 @ 6:00pm

Join us! - 38th LD Virtual Town Hall - Feb. 11 @ 6:00pm

Friends and neighbors, This is a special e-newsletter reminder that – together with my colleagues Rep. Emily Wicks and Rep. Mike Sells – I’m looking forward to connecting with you in our 2021 Virtual Town Hall happening this Thursday, Feb. 11, at 6:00-7:00 pm. Read More

E-news: Bill updates, vaccine FAQ, and more

E-news: Bill updates, vaccine FAQ, and more

Dear friends and neighbors, We’ve had a busy but successful few weeks, and I’ve been thrilled to see so many Washingtonians become first-time participants here at the legislature – either by giving public testimony remotely, submitting written testimony, or scheduling meetings with me over Zoom – now that the options to ...

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E-news: Let’s dive into the 2021 session – together

E-news: Let’s dive into the 2021 session – together

Dear friends and neighbors,  It’s a privilege and an honor to connect with you through my first e-newsletter update as a member of the Washington State Senate. I’m incredibly grateful that I get to keep championing the needs and priorities of our neighbors, this time from the other chamber.Read More