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Lawmakers wrapped up the 2019 legislative session on Sunday, April 28. Though I'm glad we were able to adjourn on time, this session ended on a rather disappointing note. Never in...

May 6, 2019

There are less than 30 days left in the 2019 legislative session, but there are still a number of big issues left to tackle. Among these are our states three budgets...

April 1, 2019

This is a reminder that this evening (March 26) from 6-7 p.m., Sen. Jeff Holy, Rep. Jenny Graham, and I will be hosting a telephone town hall from our offices in...

March 26, 2019

Lawmakers are now more than halfway through the 2019 legislative session. We recently wrapped up a week and a half full of floor debate, during which House Democrats pushed a number...

March 21, 2019

Friday was Policy Committee Cutoff, a designated day on which most bills without budgetary impacts that did not pass out of their policy committees die. Of the nearly 1,200 bills sponsored...

Feb. 25, 2019

The 2019 legislative session got underway on Jan. 14, and I wanted to provide you a brief update on the first few weeks. First and foremost, we're tasked with crafting a...

Feb. 5, 2019

Fellow 6th District Rep. Jeff Holy and I recently mailed a newsletter that provides an overview of the past two legislative sessions. In the newsletter, we provide details about the state...

May 11, 2018

I hope you all will join me in congratulating Spokane educator Mandy Manning, who was named 2018 National Teacher of the Year by the Council of Chief State School Officers. This...

April 25, 2018

The 2018 legislative session adjourned Thursday, March 8. After a record 193-day session in 2017, I think everyone was happy to adjourn on time within our allotted 60 days this year....

April 11, 2018

There's less than one week left in the 2018 legislative session. As the clock winds down, legislators' schedules will mostly be consumed with floor action for the remainder of the session.

March 2, 2018