Rep. Mark Hargrove's Email Updates


As usual, we had excellent turnout at the town hall meeting in Kent this past weekend. Rep. Sullivan, Sen. Fain and I covered a lot of topics, including education, transportation, school...

I wanted to send a quick reminder that I’ll be hosting a town hall this Saturday in Kent with Rep. Pat Sullivan, D-Covington, and Sen. Joe Fain, R-Auburn.

Although Republicans in Olympia have introduced bills and amendments to provide significant relief to those burdened by the tax and fee hikes in Sound Transit 3, Democrats have insisted on providing...

After many months of intense negotiations, the Legislature finally passed a bill late last week to fix the state Supreme Court's disastrous Hirst decision.

After 193 days and three special sessions, the 2017 legislative session finally came to a close last Thursday. While we were able to pass an operating budget and a transportation budget,...

In what seemingly has become the norm, budget negotiators were unable to come to an agreement on the 2017-19 operating budget before the end of the regular session. As a result,...

We’re entering the final stretch of the 2017 legislative session. While we’re scheduled to adjourn next Sunday, April 23, there are still many items left on our to-do list. Not only...

While bills continue to be heard in House and Senate committees, operating budgets from the Senate Majority Coalition Caucus (MCC) and House Democrats are now on the table.

The shooting of Deep Rai, a Sikh man who lives in Kent, was a shock to all of us who respect and value human life. I'm appalled whenever someone commits a...

Last Friday marked our first major deadline of the 2017 legislative session — policy committee cutoff. Any non-fiscal bills that were not voted out of their respective committees are now considered...