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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

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

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 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...

March 10, 2017

Topics include: last week’s shooting of a Sikh man in Kent, the impact of ST3 and the latest on one of Rep. Hargrove's bills.

March 9, 2017

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...

Feb. 24, 2017

Rep. Mark Hargrove, R-Covington, provides a legislative video update about his bills, K-12 education funding, and the progress being made on foster care reform.

Feb. 20, 2017