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

Published on May 16, 2017

TACOMA – A bipartisan effort by state lawmakers to target distracted driving received the governor’s endorsement today. The Driving Under the Influence of Electronics Act updates the 2010 state law regarding the use of personal electronic devices by people when… READ MORE

Published on April 28, 2017

Special Session I have learned, through a long career of tackling problems, that investing the time to understand the views and reasons for other viewpoints is the key to compromise or a third path.  It was especially critical in the… READ MORE

Published on April 28, 2017

Special Session The governor called us back into session on Monday to get our work done. While making decisions about the state’s two-year budget is complicated, I am disappointed that Senate Republicans haven’t even made a good faith effort to… READ MORE

Published on April 21, 2017

Session wrap-up The 2017 regular legislative session will officially end this Sunday, April 23rd. In my final video of the session, I discuss what’s left to do and how Spokane benefits from the transportation and capital budgets passed by the… READ MORE

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