A new transportation budget and an update on major legislation

There are only a few weeks left in the 2020 session. Earlier this week, the House and Senate released proposals for all three budgets–operating, transportation and capital. Those are all no-new-taxes... READ MORE

Helping our veterans and military families

I’m happy to say the first bill I passed this year will help our veterans. House Bill 1829 changes how counties can raise funds through the veterans’ assistance levy. In... READ MORE

House passes Chapman bill to help veterans

OLYMPIA—Legislation to help veterans, written by Rep. Mike Chapman (D-Port Angeles), passed out of the House of Representatives on a bipartisan vote. “This is about doing whatever we can to... READ MORE

Coastal lawmakers preview the 2020 session

ABERDEEN— Lawmakers from the 19th and 24th District focused on kitchen table issues—transportation, health care, jobs and childcare—during the 2020 Legislative Send-Off. Transportation “This session, the big thing will be... READ MORE

Bipartisan group of legislators discuss wolves and wildfires with locals

OLYMPIA—In the past decade, perhaps no two issues have affected local communities, ranchers and families in Northeast Washington more than wolves and wildfires. Last week, a bipartisan group of lawmakers... READ MORE