E-News: Crime keeps going… UP! July 2022 Hello Friends and Neighbors, By now you should have received your primary ballot. Don’t forget to fill it out and turn it in on time! There are many important elections to consider, from local (Clark County sheriff) and legislative (all House positions, including our 17th District) to statewide... Read More...
STATEMENT: New revenue forecast has Republican leaders asking why majority still refuses to support inflation relief OLYMPIA… Senate Republican Leader John Braun and Sen. Lynda Wilson, Republican budget leader, say the positive state revenue forecast released today supports their continued call for inflation relief for Washington families. The second quarterly revenue forecast for 2022 shows an increase of $2.7 billion over state government’s four-year budget outlook... Read More...
E-News: Pain at the pump June 2022 Hello Friends and Neighbors, I hope this report finds you and your loved ones doing OK. I wish I had good news about the affordability issues facing families here and across our state, but none of the 303 laws created by the Legislature this year will provide significant... Read More...
E-Newsletter: Bills signed! April 14, 2022 Hello Friends and Neighbors, My previous report mentioned how most of the legislation passed during our 2022 session takes effect 90 days from the end of the session. The 90-day standard is in Article II, Section 1 of our state constitution. There are two exceptions: new laws... Read More...
E-Newsletter: A lot to unpack [[VIEW_THIS]]  March 11, 2022 Hello Friends and Neighbors, This year’s legislative session ended last night, on schedule. There are a lot of things to unpack from the past 60 days at the Capitol, so this report will focus on just a few – and they’re among the most important. I’ll... Read More...
STATEMENT: Final budget update even worse for families, says Wilson OLYMPIA… Sen. Lynda Wilson, Senate Republican budget leader, said this about the 2021-23 supplemental operating budget adopted this evening by the Legislature’s Democratic majorities. “This budget offered no direct financial relief for our state’s families when the Senate majority passed it less than two weeks ago. It’s gotten worse since... Read More...