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The 2022 legislative session ended March 10 and is now in the history books. It's time to reflect on the 60-day session and our work on your behalf. One of the...

March 24, 2022

You and I are spending more at the pump to fill up our tanks, more at the grocery store to put food on the table, and more for the daily necessities...

March 10, 2022

Late-night sessions on the House floor are a yearly expectation.  Legislators propose and discuss the merits of amendments, debate the policy changes, and eventually vote on bills. However, nine-hour battles on...

Feb. 18, 2022

In Olympia, large-scale bills with huge impacts for all Washingtonians are usually best conceived, perfected, and implemented when many opinions, experiences, and priorities are brought to the table. I think back...

Jan. 28, 2022

The 2022 legislative session kicked off Jan. 10 much like last year's with very few legislators and staff in attendance. While the House and Senate have slightly different operating plans for...

Jan. 17, 2022

Long-term care insurance can be an important safety net for individuals and families. Maybe it's a good idea for you. Maybe not. Like other financial decisions, it should be your choice. ...

Nov. 1, 2021

Over a decade ago, in November of 2007, Washington voters proved their intelligence, foresight, and practicality by approving the state's constitutional “rainy-day fund.”  Here is an excerpt from the Voters' Guide:...

April 2, 2021

It's been more than two months since Gov. Jay Inslee announced his “Healthy Washington – Roadmap to Recovery” plan on January 5.  While I am grateful that all of Washington is...

March 11, 2021

When the Legislature convened last year for the 2020 session, our economy was healthy and increased tax collections gave our state a surplus of about $2.3 billion.  Over objections from Republicans...

Feb. 24, 2021

As the ranking Republican on the House Health Care and Wellness Committee, I'm working hard to make health care more affordable and accessible to our citizens.  Anyone who has worked in...

Feb. 3, 2021