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We are now in Day 72 of the 105-day session. The regular session is scheduled to end on April 25. With just a little over a month remaining, we will soon...

March 23, 2021

We have passed some major milestones in the past week. Feb. 11 marked one month that we've been in the “virtual” 2021 session, conducting nearly all legislative business via remote computer...

Feb. 18, 2021

The 2021 session began Jan. 11. After months of being shut out of the legislative process and Gov. Jay Inslee ruling the state through emergency proclamations since last March, we are...

Jan. 20, 2021

I hope you are doing well during this prolonged and difficult season we're in. This is a very challenging time for most people in Washington. The COVID-19 situation has resulted in...

May 8, 2020

With the 60-day session ending March 12, normally I would be providing a final report of the session activities. However, in the days since the session adjourned, the coronavirus (COVID-19) has...

March 26, 2020

Only 20 days remaining of the scheduled 60-day legislative session. In the past two weeks, we've been working long and late hours debating and passing House bills to the Senate and...

Feb. 21, 2020

We've not yet reached the halfway point of the scheduled 60-day session, and already we're rapidly approaching our first major deadline — house of origin policy committee cutoff. That's this Friday,...

Feb. 4, 2020

We are now near the end of the first week of the 2020 legislative session, which began Monday, Jan. 13, and is scheduled for 60 days, with an ending date of...

Jan. 16, 2020

I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving, filled with family and friends. Beginning tomorrow, Sunday, Dec. 1, legislators will be under election-year restrictions until Jan. 13, the first day of session....

Nov. 30, 2019

I sent this information to our local news media today. I wanted to make sure you also know about the new district office opening. Rep. Vicki Kraft opens 17th District legislative...

Oct. 22, 2019