Published on August 24, 2017

August 24, 2017 Dear friends and neighbors, It’s that time of year again when students and their families begin prepping for the upcoming school year. It’s hard to believe summer is coming to a close already. Back-to-school can feel a… READ MORE

Published on July 19, 2017

  OLYMPIA – Negotiators representing all four legislative caucuses reached an agreement on Tuesday evening on a proposed $4 billion capital budget, which funds construction projects for schools, colleges, parks, and the environment around the state. Tens of thousands of… READ MORE

Published on June 30, 2017

Below are the 17-19 budget details provided by nonpartisan staff for the proposed negotiated budget between the House and Senate. OPR (nonpartisan) Summary document: http://leap.leg.wa.gov/leap/Budget/Detail/2017/hoSummary_0630.pdf Agency Detail: http://leap.leg.wa.gov/leap/Budget/Detail/2017/hoAgyDetail_0630.pdf Four-Year Budget Outlook: http://leap.leg.wa.gov/leap/Budget/Detail/2017/hoOutlook_0630.pdf Budget bill (PSSB 5883): http://leap.leg.wa.gov/leap/Budget/Detail/2017/hoBill_0630.pdf Brief summary of… READ MORE

Published on May 30, 2017

Democrats and Republicans have endorsed competing plans to fund education and satisfy the state Supreme Court’s McCleary decision. Both sides agree additional revenue sources are needed to meet the state’s obligations. But the two plans vary greatly in the total… READ MORE

Published on May 23, 2017

Improving access to dental care in our community Last month, the Spokesman Review published a piece I wrote about the importance of expanding dental care access, especially for low-income adults, pregnant women, and children. This issue was originally brought to… READ MORE

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