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The 2017 Legislative Session began January 9, and there’s no shortage of issues we must address. At the top of the list is K-12 education funding and levy reform. We’ve been working on this for many years, and during this session I believe we can finish the job with a bipartisan solution that will impact generations to come.
Other important issues include continuing to upgrade our mental health care system, particularly for children, and creating jobs, not only in urban areas but all across the state.
As Chair of the House Technology and Economic Development Committee, I also work on such things as energy regulation, new energy sources, and opportunities to expand growing industries and jobs. Of course, I also focus on issues that affect the 40th Legislative District, from new ferries to water usage.
Please check back frequently for the latest news and updates on what is happening in Olympia during the legislative season.
And if you need information or have a legislative issue, always feel free to contact me with your requests and concerns. Either my legislative assistant or I will return your call, email, or letter promptly.
It’s an honor to serve you as your state representative in Olympia.
Rep. Jeff Morris represents the 40th Legislative District in Washington State, which includes San Juan County and parts of Skagit and Whatcom Counties.
A fourth-generation native of the San Juan Islands, Morris is one of the preeminent sources of critical thought on policy issues in the public and private sectors in the areas of energy, critical infrastructure, biotechnology, and commercialization.
He’s been named one of the 13 most Tech Savvy Legislators in the United States by Governing Magazine. In addition, Morris has been selected by his North American peers to head two regional policy organizations in the Council of State Governments West and the Pacific Northwest Economic Region. He currently Co-Chairs the NCSL National Energy Task Force, co-founded Northwest Energy Angels (now Element 8) and created the Legislative Energy Horizon Institute.
Morris owns his own business, Energy Horizon Corporation, where his private sector work specializes in assisting Cleantech Companies in commercializing their intellectual property.
OLYMPIA – New technology, known as biometric identifiers, is becoming more prevalent in consumers’ daily lives, yet most have no idea information is gathered about them without their consent, according to Rep. Jeff Morris (D-Mt. Vernon). With privacy concerns in...
We are just starting our 7th week of the 15-week legislative session here in Olympia. We passed the House and Senate cutoff deadline on Friday when bills had to move out of policy committees. Thanks for your phone calls, letters...
OLYMPIA – Rep. Jeff Morris is pushing legislation in Olympia to name a proposed conservation area in the Chuckanut Range after long-time local legislator and community activist Harriet Spanel. Morris (D-Mt. Vernon) said the tribute (HJM 4010) would be a...
Dear Friends, We’re just starting week four of our legislative session here in Olympia, which puts us just about a quarter of the way through the scheduled 105-day regular session. This week I wanted to give you a sense of...
OLYMPIA – Technology often drives change in how services are provided, and electric utilities aren’t immune, which is why Rep. Jeff Morris has introduced a bill giving them more flexibility in how they provide services and interact with customers. Morris...
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Olympia, WA 98504-0600
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