E-Newsletters

Email Updates
Please enter your email address below to sign up for my e-newsletter!

Halfway There! Legislative Update on Transportation, Tribal Curriculum and more!

Halfway There! Legislative Update on Transportation, Tribal Curriculum and more!

Dear Friends and Neighbors, The Legislature is just over halfway through the 105-day 2015 legislative session. Wednesday marks an important “cutoff” when bills that originated in the Senate must be passed and sent to the House in order to continue to be under consideration, and the same is true of House bills. Here are some recent highlights I'd like to share as we move into the second phase of session. Transportation Funding For several years, negotiations have stalled in the Senate on a transportation package that would fund necessary investments in our roads, bridges, ferries and transit. Two weeks ago, ...

Read More
Legislative Update: Supplemental Budget, Tribal Curriculum, Agate Pass Update and More!

Legislative Update: Supplemental Budget, Tribal Curriculum, Agate Pass Update and More!

Dear Friends and Neighbors, We are now over a third of the way through the 2015 legislative session, and I would like to take this opportunity to share with you some information on important bills and measures that are moving through the process.

Read More
UPDATED: Deal reached to save emergency care coverage for Kitsap County residents

UPDATED: Deal reached to save emergency care coverage for Kitsap County residents

SEATTLE, Wash. – Harrison Medical Center, a part of CHI Franciscan Health and Regence BlueShield today announced agreement on a new contract providing Regence members access to all local health care services at Harrison Medical Center and Harrison HealthPartners at in-network rates. Regence BlueShield and Harrison Medical Center were previously without a contract since August 22, 2014.The new agreement, which becomes effective Feb. 15, 2015, is a win-win for residents of Kitsap County and the Olympic Peninsula.

Read More
Legislative Update: Mental Health, Emergency Care and Kitsap Traffic News You Can Use

Legislative Update: Mental Health, Emergency Care and Kitsap Traffic News You Can Use

Dear Friends and Neighbors, We are now in the fourth week of the 2015 session, and legislation is beginning to wind its way through the legislative process. The Senate has passed a dozen or so non-controversial bills so far, and there are some good pieces of legislation being heard in committees that I hope will make it through as we begin to face the session’s bigger challenges.

Read More
Calling Future Pages!

Calling Future Pages!

Calling Future Pages                          

 For more information and to sign up, please click here.

To watch a video about what you’ll do as a page, click here.

 

Read More
Let's Get to Work: News you can use on jobs and the economy

Let's Get to Work: News you can use on jobs and the economy

Dear Friends and Neighbors, The state budgets are written and negotiated beginning in January, so you will increasingly hear about education funding and how Washington will meet its “paramount duty” to our kids. It is an incredibly important debate about a critical need that must be met. In addition to this pressing issue, I want to let you know it isn’t the only thing on my agenda in Olympia this year. As your representative, I take the job of helping boost our economy seriously. From advocating for our county in the maritime industry to helping small businesses succeed to ...

Read More
Kitsap County is Making a Difference

Kitsap County is Making a Difference

Dear Friends and Neighbors, With Election Day now behind us, and the final votes being tallied, I’ve been thinking a lot about the vital impact individual voices have on improving our community and state, in both big and little ways. We live in a time where voters are feeling increasingly disenfranchised, and yet Kitsap residents continue to speak up and work together to solve problems. Big and Small Changes at Washington State Ferries Last month I met with the new Assistant Secretary for WSF, Lynne Griffith, to welcome her to Kitsap County and begin to discuss ways we could work together. ...

Read More
Fall update from Senator Rolfes

Fall update from Senator Rolfes

Dear Friends and Neighbors,  Thank you for subscribing to my e-newsletter. This is the time of year that legislators and legislative staff focus on preparations for the upcoming legislative session, and it is widely believed that 2015 will be yet another challenging year for the state. Not only is it a key budget writing year, but last month the Legislature was found to be in contempt by the State Supreme Court for not fulfilling the state’s constitutional obligation to fully fund schools. 

Read More
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8