January 27, 2023

Legislative video: Lawmakers must address police pursuits this year

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January 20, 2023

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...
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August 05, 2022

Think of this heat and the need for cool air. Risks of removing Snake dams too costly

Dear Friends and Neighbors, I hope that you’re all enjoying your summer and spending time with family and friends. It’s been a busy season in southeastern WA and while I have been tackling many projects on our farm, I’ve also had the opportunity to participate in many events, tours, and...
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June 16, 2022

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...
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March 11, 2022

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...
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February 18, 2022

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...
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February 12, 2022

Legislative video: update on transportation, police reform and 2nd Amendment

Welcome to my video update! Today I want to share some breaking news regarding transportation, an update on police reform and information regarding a bill that looks to further erode your 2nd Amendment right!
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February 04, 2022

Legislative video: update on governor’s emergency powers

Welcome to my video update! Today I want to share the latest information on bills addressing the governor’s emergency powers and a bill that would offer tax relief.
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January 28, 2022

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...
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