As we have emerged from the COVID-19 pandemic, I am proud to have written state budgets that prioritized our communities. By putting people first, we made many critical investments that funded rental relief, food and utility assistance, and our K-12 school system. We boosted funding to cover inflation-related costs, small business relief, public health expansion and much more. And this year we made a historic investment in fighting the fentanyl crisis with $215 million in treatment, prevention, recovery, outreach, and prevention.

You may have received a mailer from me and Sen. Billig. If not, you can read it online here. As always, I encourage you to share your questions, concerns, and ideas with me.

While there is always more work to do, with your help, I know we can continue to make meaningful changes for Washington State and our beloved Spokane region.