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... Read More...
2022 Legislative session in the rear view mirror Dear Friends and Neighbors, With the 2022 legislative session now in the rearview mirror, I wanted to update you on some of the highlights of this 60-day legislative session. It has been an honor for me to represent and serve the people of the 16th district and be your voice... Read More...
Transportation proposal increases taxes, punishes drivers Dear Friends and Neighbors, I want to update you on an emerging issue that legislators are currently addressing: the Senate Democrats’ Transportation Funding Plan (SB 5974).  In a very one-sided manner, the majority party put together a plan for the state of Washington with absolutely no respect or regard for... Read More...
Long-Term Care Payroll Tax update: kicking the can down the road Dear Friends and Neighbors, This session, I continue to serve as the Ranking Republican on the Senate’s Business, Financial Services and Trade Committee. This committee primarily focuses on issues relating to insurance, services issues — including the soundness of state banks and credit unions, the regulation of consumer credit and... Read More...
Alert! Long-term care payroll tax exemption now available Dear Friends and Neighbors, Some of you may remember receiving a newsletter from me earlier this summer regarding the newly formed WA CARES Fund and the payroll tax that comes with it. For more information on this new program, check out my previous newsletter here. As a follow-up, I want to... Read More...
Governor’s vaccine mandates restrict our freedoms Dear Neighbor, With the governor announcing he will require all state and school employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19 this fall, my office has received many emails and phone calls regarding this issue. To keep you updated, I wanted to share some information on these mandates, how he is allowed... Read More...