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E-NEWSLETTER: Major victory! Dear Friends and Neighbors, During the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in 2005, the U.S. government came in and confiscated people’s firearms, leaving them helpless to protect themselves.  Chaos ruled the day while emergency services and first responders were stretched thin and unavailable to help. About five years ago, before I... Read More...
E-NEWSLETTER: I’ve got good news and bad news… Dear Friends and Neighbors, Let’s start with the good news… Eight of the nine bills I prime-sponsored this session have survived cutoff, and two of them were unanimously passed by the Senate today. SB 5213 is a “good little bill” that would allow Limited License Legal Technicians to be fairly... Read More...
E-NEWSLETTER: Busy much? Dear Friends and Neighbors, Today marks the end of what has been the busiest week of session so far for me, with committee meetings, hearings on some of my bills, evening floor sessions, and many constituent appointments. We will continue to hold hearings on Senate policy bills over the next... Read More...
E-NEWSLETTER: Two down, seven to go… Dear Friends and Neighbors, We are now wrapping up the second week of this short session.  We started the week with packed hearings in the Law and Justice Committee on several firearms related bills that have generated quite a bit of controversy.  I’ve received and responded to nearly 3,000 e-mails... Read More...
E-NEWSLETTER: 2018 session, Week 1 Dear Friends and Neighbors, I’m back in Olympia for the 2018 Legislative Session.  The 60-day session began this Monday at a breakneck pace. Just one day into the session, and the Senate’s new Democratic majority’s first official action was to repeal the 2/3 vote requirement for tax increases. I hate... Read More...
E-NEWSLETTER: 17th Legislative District town hall meeting Dec. 9   Dear Friends and Neighbors, On Saturday, Dec. 9, I’m co-hosting a 17th Legislative District town hall meeting with state Reps. Paul Harris and Vicki Kraft. The town hall will be held from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Firstenburg Community Center, 700 NE 136th Ave. in Vancouver. This... Read More...