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We have faced much adversity so far this year, but none of us could have imagined we would be in the situation we are in now. It has turned our lives...

May 8, 2020

I hope this letter finds you well. The governor held another press conference this afternoon regarding the reopening of our state. During this conference, the governor said he will extend the...

May 1, 2020

Joined by nearly 50 state lawmakers and county level officials throughout the state, Rep. Chris Gildon sent a letter to the governor calling for decentralization of some decision-making as the state...

May 1, 2020

I hope you are staying safe and healthy. I’d like to begin by saying thanks to all those who are working to keep our society running. Health care providers, grocery store...

April 24, 2020

Just like that, 60 days have come and gone, and the 2020 legislative session officially adjourned on Thursday, March 12. It was a whirlwind two months. During this session we saw...

March 17, 2020

Can you believe the 2020 session is already more than halfway finished? We only have three weeks left to get bills through both chambers and to the governor’s desk. Wednesday is...

Feb. 18, 2020

Last year, the majority party in all three branches of our government passed a package of last-minute bills that created $2.1 billion dollars more in taxes. One of those bills was...

Feb. 13, 2020

Senate Bill 6492 passed the Senate and the House last week and will now be signed into law. Numerous republicans introduced amendments to the bill during floor debate, including Rep. Chris...

Feb. 10, 2020

We’re now four weeks into the 2020 legislative session. Friday will be policy cut-off, which means lawmakers have been busy introducing, hearing, and passing legislation. To date, we’ve seen nearly 1,400...

Feb. 6, 2020

The 2020 legislative session is underway and there’s a lot to talk about. Rep. Chris Gildon, R-Puyallup, discusses the new Speaker of the House, his higher education bills, $30 car-tabs, title-only...

Jan. 17, 2020