Dear Friends and Neighbors,
I invite you to join me and my seatmates, Rep. Jenny Graham and Sen. Jeff Holy, for our 6th Legislative District telephone town hall. We will host the event on Thursday, March 16 from 6-7 p.m. An automated call will go out a few minutes before the event to landlines in the district. However, if you do not have a landline or you want to make sure you can participate, you can call (509) 890-1705 on March 16 from 5:45 p.m. all the through the program. We will give a quick update on the legislative session, the bills we’re working on, and then take questions from participants. I hope you can join us.
Spokane Mayor visits Olympia
I had the honor of introducing Spokane Mayor Nadine Woodward to the House Republican Caucus as she visited Olympia to discuss critical issues to the city of Spokane and the surrounding areas. Of utmost importance was giving input on the north-south freeway and how the governor’s proposed delays would impact safety, businesses, and our local economy. We are working together, along with other state and local officials, to make sure this vital transportation project remains on track and on schedule.
I’m also sponsoring legislation to help address the shortage of nurses for our hospitals. House Bill 1417 would expand options for nurse licensing to be accepted from multiple states around Washington, improving the nurse candidate pool for local medical facilities. You can watch my committee testimony by clicking the picture below.
Education and helping our children succeed despite the learning loss they suffered during COVID continues to be an issue in our communities. I have heard from many frustrated parents, teachers, and students. As we have further discussions about education, I thought it would be interesting to provide a snapshot on the “State of Education in Washington.”
While this certainly doesn’t paint the entire picture, it IS helpful information to have as we move forward with finding workable solutions for our students, first and foremost, and for our parents, teachers, and schools. Click on the graphic below for more information.
We often get asked how constituents from the east side of the state can comment or testify on a bill remotely, or how they can support or oppose legislation. We have created an excellent website along with a short video that explains the most efficient and effective way to communicate with your legislators and to voice your opinions on legislation. Please click here to learn more.
Thank you for the honor of serving you in the state House of Representatives.