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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

Sixth Legislative District residents are encouraged to participate in an upcoming telephone town hall hosted by their legislators, Sen. Jeff Holy and Reps. Mike Volz and Jenny Graham. The hourlong community...

March 15, 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

For the first time, members of the Washington State House of Representatives have formed a Veterans and Military Families Caucus.

Feb. 20, 2019

Rep. Mike Volz, R-Spokane, discusses legislation that would de-link standardized testing from the high school graduation requirements, as well as his bill to require state elected officials to take the test...

Feb. 12, 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

Read my 2018 Legislative Review by clicking on the image below.

May 11, 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