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 on the “Hirst” water rights bill and the capital (construction) budget. More details are below.

I continue to make education one of my top priorities and remain dedicated to serving kids in Washington, this year as the ranking Republican on the Senate Early Learning and K-12 Education Committee.

I also serve on the Senate Transportation Committee and the Senate State Government, Tribal Relations and Elections Committee.

During the legislative session it’s a privilege to meet with people from our community who are in Olympia to advocate for their priorities or specific legislation. Since the beginning of this session I have spent time with firefighters, teachers, Realtors, and homebuilders, as well as a reading tutor named Sylvia Davison who you can read about below.


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