E-News: Affordability crisis deepens in WA, between gas prices and new tax on workers
On Tuesday morning I had the pleasure of taking part in a memorable ceremony for the B5 Community Learning Center in Kennewick. Often the shovels are put in the hands of the elected officials and others who have had roles in getting a project to the construction stage; this time...
Legislative town halls coming next week in Walla Walla, West Richland
OLYMPIA… The three lawmakers serving Washington’s 16th Legislative District have scheduled town hall meetings May 2 and 3 to discuss the outcome of the Legislature’s just-concluded annual session. Both of the meetings hosted by Sen. Perry Dozier, R-Waitsburg, and Reps. Skyler Rude and Mark Klicker, both R-Walla Walla, will begin...
E-News: Yes to one budget, no to another — and the latest on public safety
April 2, 2023 On the floor of the Senate chamber this week with Sen. Matt Boehnke, R-Kennewick. This is his first session as a senator, coming over from the House; we’re neighbors, as the 8th Legislative District is primarily the Kennewick and Richland portions of Benton County adjacent to our...
Sixteenth District state lawmakers to host virtual town hall Tuesday evening
OLYMPIA… Sen. Perry Dozier, R-Waitsburg, and Reps. Skyler Rude and Mark Klicker, both R-Walla Walla, will hold a “virtual” town hall meeting from 7 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, March 28. The three lawmakers serve Washington’s 16th Legislative District, which comprises Walla Walla County and adjacent parts of Benton and...
Legislative video: Lawmakers must address police pursuits this year
2023 Legislative Session begins in person!
Dear friends and neighbors, Hello from Olympia, where we’ve completed the second week of the 2023 Legislative Session! I am excited that after two years of mostly virtual sessions, we are once again back in person. As we start a new year, I want to thank you all for the...
Bipartisan group of Senate leaders say enough is enough, time for Kreidler to step down as insurance commissioner
A bipartisan group of Senate leaders today called on state Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler to resign, calling his actions in office “appalling” and “unacceptable,” after he fired a whistle-blower who came forward with allegations of abusive and inappropriate workplace behaviors. “The claims of inappropriate workplace conduct were disturbing on their...
Although overdue, Dozier grateful drought emergency declared in eastern Washington
Sen. Perry Dozier, R-Waitsburg, offered the following remarks after Gov. Jay Inslee declared a state of emergency for the drought in eastern Washington. “The governor has known how harsh this drought in eastern Washington has been for over a month now and should have acted sooner. The United States Department...
Join me for a16 LD virtual town hall on May 3
Sen. Perry Dozier, R-Waitsburg and Reps. Skylar Rude and Mark Klicker, both R-Walla Walla, are inviting 16th Legislative District community members to their virtual town hall to hear a 2021 legislative session wrap-up and provide constituents the opportunity to share opinions and ideas. What: 16 LD Town Hall When: Monday,...