March 9, 2018: 60-day Legislative session adjourns with approval of state budgets

March 8, 2018: Approved transportation budget supports important local projects

March 1, 2018: Spotlight moves to budgets as session enters homestretch

February 22, 2018: Apple Blossom Royal Court brightens the Capitol for a day

February 19, 2018: Please take my 5-minute survey on the proposed carbon tax

February 14, 2018: Busiest week of 2018 session concludes later today

February 6, 2018: Committees pause while work moves to Senate floor

January 30, 2018: Advocating for Saddle Rock in Olympia…and enjoying it back home!

January 23, 2018: New law intended to resolve Hirst issue about rural water availability

January 19, 2018: Long-awaited capital budget receives legislative approval

January 18, 2018: Committee considers legislation stemming from my ‘listening tour’

January 11, 2018: Traditions, local voices featured as session opens

January 4, 2018: Session to begin Monday, with changes in Senate


December 1, 2017: Thinking big and working together to meet regional needs

November 9, 2017: Thanks for making my first listening tour a success!

October 5, 2017: Saddle Rock Community Hike this Saturday (Oct. 7) at 9 a.m.

September 26, 2017: Visit with me in our district on October 5, 6 or 7

September 6, 2017: Update on remaining 2017 issues, activities in and around 12th District

August 7, 2017: Forest Health Summit in Wenatchee is latest positive step toward reducing wildfire risk

July 1, 2017: New state budget passed by Legislature is bold step forward

April 13, 2017: Forest-health bill advances to the governor’s desk

April 7, 2017: Senate approves transportation budget with new support for local project

April 4, 2017: Senate capital budget includes investments for 12th District

March 27, 2017: New Senate budget has strong emphasis on education

March 23, 2017: Apple Blossom royalty visit state Capitol

March 21, 2017: Budget proposals released; new progress on ag-wage bill

March 16, 2017: Senate’s focus turns to finishing work on trio of budget proposals

March 9, 2017: First round of voting completed, senators return to committee work

March 2, 2017: A busy week as Senate passes halfway point of 2017 session

Feb. 24, 2017: Committees concluding work on Senate bills; resolution honors Wilfred Woods

Feb. 15, 2017: Committee unanimously supports ‘megafire’-inspired forest-health bill

Feb. 7, 2017: ‘Megafires’ and my wildfire bill are focus of committee meeting Thursday

Feb. 3, 2017: Important progress toward full funding of K-12 education

Jan. 26, 2017: Week 3 brings change to Senate

Jan. 19, 2017: Legislature moves into second week of session

Jan. 13, 2017: 2017 session under way at the state Capitol