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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

I would like to invite you to join me for a town hall meeting on Saturday, Feb. 17, between 10:30 a.m. and noon in Airway Heights. During the event, I'll share...

Feb. 14, 2018

Lawmakers returned to Olympia on Jan. 8 to start the 2018 legislative session. This year is a short session β€” 60 days β€” and a time when we typically make small...

Jan. 23, 2018

Nearly a month from now, lawmakers will congregate in Olympia to kick off the 2018 legislative session on Jan. 8. This session will be different from the last for a couple...

Nov. 30, 2017