Category Archives: E-News

05 Aug
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A quick summer update

Dear neighbors,  We are nearing three months since the end of the 2022 legislative session and while many are campaigning during this time, other Senators, myself included, are not yet up for re-election and are still hard at work meeting ...

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01 Apr
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An end of Session recap

Dear neighbors, We have officially ended the 2022 legislative session and I am proud to report we made tremendous strides for everyday working Washingtonians. This year we adjourned on time for the fifth year in a row, a record not ...

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04 Mar
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Wrapping up another powerful week in the Senate!

Dear neighbors, We’re wrapping up another powerful week in the Senate and we’re almost done! It’s the legislative session’s last full week and I’m proud to say we made great progress. Some of my bills have already been passed through ...

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25 Feb
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An Update! Budget, Broadband, and Implants

Friends, and Neighbors,   This week the Senate carved out a budget that puts Washingtonians first and we’re working around the clock to pass it. We know Washington State is ranked #1 with the most regressive tax code in the ...

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11 Feb
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Honoring Black leaders, honoring history.

  Honoring Black leaders, honoring history.  February is the month where we call special attention to Black leaders both here in Washington State,  and across the nation. It is my hope that while this month serves as a calibration point for all of us ...

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28 Jan
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The 2022 Legislative Session is off to a strong start.

Dear Friends and Neighbors, The 2022 Legislative Session is off to a strong start, and we’ve already seen some landmark legislation hit the floor. I’m proud of the progress we made in 2021 and I am eager to continue expanding ...

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14 Dec
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The Future of Education in WA

Friends and neighbors, Our economy will continue to grow and change, and, to answer the needs of tomorrow we need our education system to be responsive now to the 21st century’s digital economy. At the state level, we are building ...

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11 Nov
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E-News: School Visits Report-Now Available!

Dear Friends and Neighbors, Educational Service Districts Tour This interim, I resumed my annual tradition of visiting each educational service district (ESD) around the state, a tradition that took a pause in 2020 due to the pandemic. I heard from ...

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23 Apr
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Week 15 E-News: Sine Die, State v. Blake, Chauvin trial, and more

Sine Die On Sunday April 25, 2021, the Washington State Legislature will meet for its last day of the 105 day session before adjourning sine die, the final act of the Legislature. Sine die is Latin for “without a day” because the Legislature adjourns without setting a day to reconvene. We sine ...

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16 Apr
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Week 14: Free Credit Monitoring, Transportation Survey, and Bill Signings

As the second to last week of session draws to a close, many bills are undergoing the last step of the legislative process – attaining the governor’s signature. After the legislative chambers complete the reconciliation and concurrence processes, outlined in my ...

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