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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

Legislation is being proposed that would encourage college students to not only pursue degrees for high-demand jobs, but to stay and work in Washington state after graduation. John Sattgast reports from...

Dec. 27, 2019

We’re nearing the end of the 2019 legislative session. With only a few days left, there’s still a lot left to tackle, including: 2019-21 operating budget, which as the name implies,...

April 16, 2019

Last week, the state Legislature passed the halfway point of the 2019 legislative session. For the past week and a half, lawmakers have been on the floors of their respective chambers...

March 14, 2019

Hello! On Jan. 14, I began my first term serving as your state representative in the 25th Legislative District. I am honored and humbled to serve our communities in this new...

Jan. 31, 2019