Legislature

Rep. Hans Zeiger to host telephone town hall April 30 Residents of the 25th Legislative District are invited to participate in Rep. Hans Zeiger’s telephone town hall meeting on Tuesday, April 30. The event begins at 6:30 p.m. and will last one hour. Constituents can join the community conversation by calling toll-free 1-800-757-3703. They can listen in, ask questions and... Read More...
Letter from Olympia, week 14 Dear neighbor, This week, the House completed its action on Senate bills, and the Senate completed its action on House bills; we are now in the home stretch of the regular session. But budget negotiations have a long way to go, and I expect a special session during the month... Read More...
Letter from Olympia, week 12 Letter from Olympia, week 12 Senate operating budget proposal - increases education funding by $1.5 billion. House Tranportation Committee introduces proposed budget. transportation budget allocates about $8.4 billion in state, federal and miscellaneous dollars to capital projects and operating programs. The proposal uses existing revenue to support ongoing transportation projects... Read More...
Letter from Olympia, week 11 Dear neighbor, This morning, the governor signed House Bill 1319, which I co-sponsored, to recognize every March 30 as Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day. The honor is long, long overdue. It is a small thank you to the thousands of Washingtonians who served in the Vietnam War. Following the bill... Read More...
Letter from Olympia, week 10 Dear Friends and Neighbors, It was good to see about 125 constituents at our 25th District town hall meeting last weekend at the Puyallup Library. It was standing room only! Sen. Bruce Dammeier, Rep. Dawn Morrell and I discussed education, budgeting and taxes, transportation, senior issues, government accountability, civility, and... Read More...
Letter from Olympia, week 9 Dear neighbor, Wednesday was the cutoff to pass bills out of their “House of origin.” In other words, it was the deadline for House policy bills to be sent over to the Senate and vice versa. Sen. Bruce Dammeier, Rep. Dawn Morrell and I will be holding a town hall... Read More...
Letter from Olympia, week 8 As mentioned in a previous “Letter from Olympia,” House Transportation Chair Judy Clibborn recently introduced a $10 billion transportation tax package. I am opposed to that plan as long as it does not fully fund the completion of Highway 167 and is not accompanied by serious transportation reforms. This week... Read More...