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On Monday legislators were sent home while the special session remains incomplete. We are currently in what is called a rolling session, awaiting a call from the Speaker of the House...

March 25, 2010

Since I last wrote you, much has happened here in Olympia. As you know, the $2.7 billion budget shortfall has been the focus of this year's 60-day session. On Feb. 17,...

March 10, 2010

Just a reminder that I'm hosting two town hall meetings this Saturday, Feb. 20 in Spokane. The first will be from 9-10 a.m. at Ridgeview Elementary School (5610 North Maple Street),...

Feb. 17, 2010

Yesterday, the Economic and Revenue Forecast Council released its estimates for our state's revenues and economic climate during the next three months.  This news warrants some optimism that light is at...

Feb. 14, 2010

The 2010 legislative session convened Monday, Jan. 11 and not without great challenge. More than 170,000 Washingtonians are unemployed, coupled with a $2.6 billion budget shortfall. Job growth and restoring economic...

Jan. 22, 2010