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Legislative News I was recently appointed to the Joint Oversight Committee on Trade Policy. It is an honor to be one of the few Republicans invited to work on these issues....

Dec. 8, 2011

As you learn more about the budget during the special session, please be mindful of numbers being thrown around. For example, the governor has been saying $10.5 billion in cuts have...

Dec. 2, 2011

I hope you are enjoying your summer so far. I thought this would be a good time to check in with you on a few issues. The governor signed the state...

Aug. 25, 2011

The 30-day special session ended late last night. Here are a few highlights on what we accomplished and how it will impact our communities. New medical school coming to Spokane |...

May 26, 2011

The regular legislative session ended April 22, two days before scheduled adjournment, but not because state lawmakers finished their work early. In fact, the opposite is true. The Legislature was unable...

May 12, 2011

In my video update (1:38) this week, I talk about the stories of two people who have been impacted by the economic downturn. You can watch it here or by clicking...

April 21, 2011

We are now on day 95 of the 105-day legislative session. While there is talk of a special session, I believe the Legislature should finish its work on time and not...

April 14, 2011

It has been an interesting week in the Legislature – protests in the Capitol, late nights working in the House Ways and Means Committee, and operating budget proposals being released. This...

April 7, 2011

Please take a moment to watch my video update (2:13) from this week by clicking here or on the picture to the right. I'm committed to listening to what you —...

April 1, 2011

Last week, I discussed our state revenue forecast, our fragile economic recovery and what this means for our state budget. While most of the debate from now until the end of...

March 24, 2011