Category Archives: Blog

07 May
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Get COVID-19 updates at coronavirus.wa.gov and esd.wa.gov

Since election-year restrictions prevent me from updating my website during the campaign season, I am unable to post updates on the coronavirus pandemic until after the November election. If at any time you would like to check for updates on ...

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06 Apr
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Until coronavirus hit, my focus was on rural jobs

A few short months ago, as we began a new legislative session, the landscape was very different. Few people had heard of coronavirus, and we could not have imagined the havoc it would unleash on our state. Within weeks, however, ...

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26 Mar
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Coronavirus update — Adjusting to the new normal

As our state continues to respond to the evolving coronavirus pandemic, here are some updates and tips I hope you and your loved ones will find helpful. Please do what our health experts advise Maintain a distance of six feet ...

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04 Mar
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What’s going on with coronavirus and what you should know

Dear friends and neighbors, As your state senator and a career first responder, I want you to know the Legislature is taking swift and sure action to make sure our public health organizations have the support they need to address ...

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28 Feb
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Curious about the Legislative Public Records Act? Click here for the full story

In recent days, the news media has devoted unusually heavy coverage to the Legislative Public Records Act that was passed Friday by the Legislature. Since then, my office has received a high number of calls and emails from constituents asking ...

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19 Feb
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Attend a meeting for an Elwha River Bridge update

For a few years, I have worked with my seatmates, Rep. Steve Tharinger and Rep. Mike Chapman— along with citizens and community leaders — to arrange funding to replace the Elwha River Bridge. Now that we’ve secured funding in the ...

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15 Jun
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Don’t believe everything you hear about internet taxes

My office has recently received more than 600 identical emails from constituents asking me to oppose a provision in House Bill 2186 that would require out-of-state sellers and online marketplaces to collect the same sales taxes that all other out-of-state ...

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03 Mar
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We want a seven-day season for halibut fishing

Two years ago, our regional halibut fishing season was reduced to just three days, with brutal consequences. The competition to harvest halibut in such a short window pushed businesses and employees to their limits and raised serious safety concerns. It ...

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