Category Archives: E-News

26 Apr
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Grant opportunities and community investments

Dear friends and neighbors, The 2021 Legislature adjourned last night after a 105-day mostly-remote session that was unique in many ways. While it was conducted mostly on Zoom, we managed to complete our work efficiently and deliver several historic policies ...

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16 Apr
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Legislature nears finish line

Dear Friends and Neighbors, The 2021 legislative session is nearing the finish line and I want to share an update on some of the progress we are making. It has been a unique session in many ways as the legislature ...

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23 Feb
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More pandemic relief on the way

Dear Friends and Neighbors, We are about one-third of the way through the 2021 legislative session and continue to focus on helping households and businesses survive and recover during this difficult time. I know the fastest, shortest path to getting ...

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Washington State Capitol Building
05 Feb
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Support for our small businesses

Dear Friends and Neighbors, We are just a few weeks into the 2021 session and the Legislature is already taking big steps to help people as our state works to defeat the virus and rebuild our economy. We are also ...

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22 Jan
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2021 legislative session is underway

Dear Friends and Neighbors, The last few weeks have been unlike any in our nation’s history — filled with deep sadness and bright rays of hope. When the 2021 legislative session started last week, the legislative buildings in Olympia were ...

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15 Dec
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Preparing for an Historic Legislative Session

Dear Friends and Neighbors, We are nearing the end of a very challenging 2020 for everyone here and across the world. Like you, I’m eager to look ahead to a new year and renewed hope. I’m also grateful to live ...

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Washington State Capitol Building
07 May
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2020 Legislative Report

It is my honor to represent you as your state senator in Olympia and to take this opportunity to share a few updates on the state's coronavirus response and reflect back on the 2020 legislative session. This week we entered ...

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31 Mar
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COVID-19 response & resources

As we continue to see an increase of new COVID-19 infections in our state, all of our lives have been drastically altered in so many ways. I find hope in all the people in our community and across the state ...

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28 Feb
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Exciting progress in Olympia

We are more than two-thirds of the way through the 60-day legislative session in Olympia and I wanted to provide a brief update. As the Senate’s primary budget writer, I’ve been busy preparing our supplemental operating budget, which will make ...

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27 Sep
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Good news for Washington’s economy

The fall season is upon us and the kids are back in school — and legislators are already getting prepared for the 2020 legislative session. Next year state lawmakers will meet in Olympia for a shorter 60-day session. We made ...

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