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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

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

Although another special session was necessary, our fourth in the past two years, I am pleased the Legislature passed strong supplemental operating, capital and transportation budgets before adjourning last Tuesday. The...

April 7, 2016

A bill sponsored by Rep. Mark Hargrove to better streamline communication between the Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS) and foster parents has been signed into law by Gov....

April 5, 2016

We've hit two milestones since my last update. First, we moved past the halfway point of the 2016 session. Second, we passed house of origin cutoff, which means any bills that...

Feb. 19, 2016

Today is policy committee cutoff, which means most bills that have not passed out of their respective committees will be considered "dead" for the session. Here is a brief update on...

Feb. 5, 2016