Published on August 16, 2017

Earlier this month, the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL), a bipartisan organization that provides research, technical assistance and opportunities for policymakers to exchange ideas on the most pressing state issues, selected Speaker Pro-Tem Tina Orwall (D-Des Moines) as co-chair… READ MORE

Published on July 20, 2017

With a rise in violent gang activity in South King County over the last year, state lawmakers sought and secured funding in the new state budget to help prevent street gangs, especially among young people. Sen. Joe Fain of Auburn… READ MORE

Published on July 7, 2017

Operating Budget & Education Funding As you know, last week we averted a government shutdown by finally passing the operating budget in the nick of time. I’m pleased that a final budget was reached, which meant that both sides had… READ MORE

Published on July 6, 2017

Sea-Tac Airport is one of the fastest growing airports in the nation with 3.4 million more passengers last year than in 2015. With the highest total annual number of arrivals and departures in the state, it is a vital economic… READ MORE

Published on April 21, 2017

Special Session The legislature will adjourn (Sine Die) on April 23rd. It has become clear that the legislature will need to go into overtime in order to get our work done this year. I’m very disappointed that we didn’t finish… READ MORE

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