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For the first time since 2014, the Legislature adjourned on time this year. That was a bit of good news in what was otherwise quite a challenging session.

March 16, 2018

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...

Feb. 22, 2018

House Republicans advocate for solutions that will provide real relief from high car-tab fees as a result of Sound Transit 3.

Jan. 24, 2018

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.

Jan. 23, 2018

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,...

July 28, 2017

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,...

April 26, 2017

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...

April 11, 2017

In his latest legislative video update, Rep. Mark Hargrove, R-Covington, provides an overview of the three major state budgets.

April 10, 2017

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.

March 28, 2017

The top priority of this 105-day session is for us to come up with a comprehensive education funding plan that ends school districts' overreliance on local levy dollars to fund basic...

Feb. 8, 2017