Special Session

This is the last week of the 2017 regular session and, as you may have heard, we have not agreed on a state budget yet.

Both the House and Senate have passed their versions of the budget.  As lawmakers, our job is to solve problems and reach compromises. But that’s only possible if all parties come to the table and work in good faith. Senate Republicans have publicly said they won’t negotiate with us yet.

So now we are going straight into special session, but without real negotiations happening, it could be a while…


Last November, voters approved Sound Transit 3 to expand regional light rail and ease congestion. The initiative included a motor vehicle excise tax increase. Over the past few weeks, car owners have been receiving their car tab renewals, many with a significantly higher charge than in previous years. I share constituents’ concern with the shockingly large increases to our car tab fees.

We are working on solutions, but nothing has been decided yet and I want to know where you stand on this issue.

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Past Survey Results

I’ve received really positive feedback from many of you on getting the chance to see the survey results and read the comments.

If you did not take the House and Senate budgets comparison survey, you can do so now by clicking here.

And here are the links to previous survey results for you to browse through:

Washington State House Democrats

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