Legislature

Securing free and fair elections for Washington voters By Senator Hans Zeiger and Representative Jim Walsh.   Election security is vital to the functioning of our democracy. In an age of cyber threats and attacks, we in the Legislature cannot afford to ignore the risks. In the last several years, Washington has made significant efforts to expand voter... Read More...
Letter from Olympia Dear Neighbor, This has been a busy week at the Capitol. We are spending time in Senate committees hearing bills that passed the House, while the House is hearing bills that passed the Senate. I have also had a number of meetings in my office. A hot topic this session... Read More...
End of session update Legislative update from Olympia Dear Neighbor, We concluded our work for the 2018 legislative session last Thursday. It was a busy session and we finished on time, without a special session! It was also the most partisan session that I have experienced in my eight years as a legislator. It... Read More...
Zeiger: Senate budget invests in 167/Meridian interchange The state Senate released its supplemental transportation budget this week. It includes funding for design and engineering for a full single-point urban interchange at Meridian Avenue and Highway 167 in Puyallup as part of the plan to complete Highway 167 to I-5 and the Port of Tacoma. The Senate’s supplemental... Read More...
Legislature passes capital budget with support from local legislators Legislators voted Thursday night to approve a $4 billion, two-year capital spending plan that includes funding for critical projects in the 25th Legislative District. “These projects are a win for our district,” said Sen. Hans Zeiger, R-Puyallup. “We are making investments in our local environment, early childhood education and families... Read More...
Letter from Olympia, week 2 2018 Legislative Session Begins It has been a busy two weeks in Olympia since the 2018 legislative session began on Jan. 8. There have been a number of meetings, hearings and late-night floor votes in recent days, and I am happy to report that we have come to an agreement... Read More...
letter from Olympia, week 7 Rep. Hans Zeiger's week 7 update discusses the House Democrat operating budget proposal, the Senate Majority Coalition Caucus budget proposal and supplemental capital and transportation budgets. Read More...
letter from Olympia, week 6 Rep. Zeiger's week 6 email update discusses education bills passed by the House, his squatter's legislation and links to his video and higher education op-ed. Read More...