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Although the Legislature is not in session, please keep in mind I am your state representative year-round. However, we are in an election year and there are limits to what and when I...

May 11, 2018

Please join Rep. Morgan Irwin and me for a telephone town hall on Wednesday, March 14, from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. During the hour-long event, you will be able to ask...

March 14, 2018

Last week, Gov. Inslee and former U.S. Sen. and Secretary of State John Kerry visited the Legislature to lobby for the governor’s carbon tax. I wanted to tell you about this...

Feb. 21, 2018

After extensive negotiations through the interim and into the first couple weeks of session, the Legislature passed and the governor signed Senate Bill 6091, which finally resolved the Hirst decision. Senate...

Feb. 9, 2018

Last week the Washington State Legislature passed a strong, bipartisan $4.17 billion capital budget. The capital budget funds infrastructure projects around the state, such as school construction, low-income housing, mental health facilities,...

Jan. 26, 2018

Rep. Drew Stokesbary, R-Auburn, discusses the debate over an income tax and asks readers to take a short survey.

March 7, 2017

The 2017 legislative session is underway in Olympia! This year, we'll be meeting for 105 days to pass an operating budget, debate bills, and tackle our most paramount duty — funding...

Feb. 10, 2017

In my final legislative update of 2016, I discuss the budget and encourage you to keep in touch this interim.

April 28, 2016