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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

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

Reps. Mark Hargrove and Matt Shea say it's time to put your safety at the forefront and bring our state into full compliance with the REAL ID Act.

April 13, 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

Rep. Mark Hargrove, R-Covington, has introduced a bill to bring Washington state into full compliance with the federal REAL ID Act of 2005.

March 29, 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

For much of this session, I was optimistic we would finish our work on time and avoid yet another special session. As we inched closer and closer to the March 10...

March 18, 2016

The 2016 legislative session is under way, and things are already moving quickly. This is a supplemental budget year, which means our task is addressing emergency appropriations and other small adjustments...

Jan. 25, 2016