Published on February 20, 2018

OLYMPIA—Under the proposed House Transportation budget (House Bill 2469), the Alaska Way Viaduct Tunnel could be open as early as fall of 2018, there’d be funding for a new class of state troopers and tolls on the Tacoma Narrows Bridge… READ MORE

Published on February 8, 2018

Dear friends and neighbors, We’ve reached the point in the legislative session known as “cutoff.” Last week was the first legislative cutoff of this short 60-day session – policy committee cutoff. Bills not passed out of policy committees by last… READ MORE

Published on January 22, 2018

OLYMPIA – Former Speaker of the House Tom Foley spent 30 years representing his eastern Washington district in the U.S. House of Representatives. He eventually became the first Speaker from west of the Rocky Mountains. He helped secure over $289… READ MORE

Published on November 21, 2017

Dear friends and neighbors, While the 2018 session won’t begin until January, I am already hard at work getting ready for it. Preparations began last week with Committee Assembly Days. This is when lawmakers return to Olympia for a few… READ MORE

Published on June 9, 2017

OLYMPIA—A new law written by Rep. Derek Stanford (D-Bothell) addresses several dangerous problems faced by railroad workers. “Safety for railroad crews is not just about trains and worksites,” Stanford said.  “We heard testimony that the deadliest part of their day… READ MORE

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