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Hello from Olympia! I wanted to send a quick note to let you know I will be offering the Republican perspective speech after  Governor Jay Inslee's inaugural address tomorrow, January 16....

Jan. 15, 2013

I would like to invite you to my telephone town hall meeting tomorrow – Tuesday, April 10. Our community conversation will begin at 6:00 p.m. and end at 7:00 p.m. The...

April 9, 2012

A special thanks to those of you who attended my town hall meeting (pictured right) last Saturday. Around 75 local residents came together to share their ideas on a wide range...

Feb. 24, 2012

Day 40 of the 60-day legislative session is coming to a close. House Republicans unveiled the first operating budget proposal of the year at a news conference today. We talked about...

Feb. 17, 2012

I had an opportunity to go on Inside Olympia with Austin Jenkins on February 2 to discuss what state lawmakers can do to grow jobs and spur the economy. You can...

Feb. 10, 2012

As we approach the midway point of the 60-day legislative session next week, I wanted to share with you important things that have been happening in your citizen Legislature. You can...

Feb. 3, 2012

The Capitol campus is recovering from the winter storm last week which included power outages and downed trees. The work of the Legislature continues and below is an update on some...

Jan. 27, 2012

Spokane is holding its annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. parade today and event organizers are hoping for their best turnout ever. As we all remember, it was just one year...

Jan. 16, 2012

The 2012 legislative session began on Monday and will run 60 days. The governor gave her annual State of the State speech on Tuesday, which you can find here (33:29 mark)....

Jan. 12, 2012

Operating budget The special session ended yesterday, after state lawmakers finally reached an agreement on $479 million in spending reductions. The newspapers will call these reductions, “cuts.” In actuality, once fund...

Dec. 15, 2011