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    Supporting our veterans and their families | November 4, 2021

    Dear friends and neighbors, Next week our nation observes Veterans Day, a federal and state holiday. With many veterans and their families calling Tacoma and greater Pierce County home, this… READ MORE

  • An Update on Changes to Insurance Rates | September 10, 2021

    The Office of the Insurance Commissioner (OIC) recently issued an emergency rule preventing credit scores from being used to determine insurance premiums. This might mean a change in your insurance rates,… READ MORE

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    Back to school | September 9, 2021

    Dear friends and neighbors, Yesterday was the first day of school for Tacoma Public Schools. I have fond memories of my son’s first day of school throughout his K-12 journey…. READ MORE

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    Congratulations, graduates! | June 3, 2021

    Dear friends and neighbors, Recently, I was able to attend my niece’s high school graduation party. It was wonderful to see her and her classmates celebrate this exciting milestone. It… READ MORE

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    Welcome to the 2021 Legislative Session | January 14, 2021

    Dear friends and neighbors, While the 2021 session will be mostly remote, legislators convened in our state capitol on Monday in person as required by our state constitution so that… READ MORE

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    Doing the people’s work safely | December 10, 2020

      Dear friends and neighbors, These are challenging times for our families, our communities, and our state. We’re all in this together, but it’s important to acknowledge that each of… READ MORE

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    Safely reopening our economy | April 23, 2020

    Dear friends and neighbors, On Tuesday evening, several thousand of you joined us for a telephone town hall – thank you! Washington State Secretary of Health John Wiesman and Tacoma-Pierce… READ MORE

  • Help is on the way | April 2, 2020

    Dear friends and neighbors, Before the end of the 2020 session, the COVID-19 pandemic was just hitting Washington state. We voted to spend $200 million to fight the virus. But… READ MORE

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    An update on the novel coronavirus/COVID-19 | March 2, 2020

    Dear friends and neighbors, Washington state is experiencing an increase in cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), including several deaths. It is anticipated that the virus will continue to spread…. READ MORE

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    Cutoff week and town hall reminder | February 17, 2020

    Dear friends and neighbors, It’s a busy week at the state capitol! Yesterday, February 19, was “House of Origin cutoff.” That’s the final date for bills to be voted out… READ MORE