Zeiger-sponsored tiny house bill to be signed by governor A bill helping to reduce homelessness, sponsored by Sen. Hans Zeiger, R-Puyallup, will be signed by the governor today. Senate Bill 5383 will address the shortage of affordable housing by allowing individual cities and counties to permit tiny houses with wheels to come together as tiny house villages. “This bill... Read More...
Letter from Olympia Dear Neighbor, The 2019 legislative session has come to a close. A lot happened in the final few days, and I wanted to update you on the final budget deal, which involved significant new taxes. Taxes and Spending! The operating budget, House Bill 1109, will spend over $52 billion in the... Read More...
Letter from Olympia Dear Neighbor, The 2019 legislative session has come to a close. A lot happened in the final few days, and I wanted to update you on the final budget deal, which involved significant new taxes. Taxes and Spending! The operating budget, House Bill 1109, will spend over $52 billion in the... Read More...
Letter from Olympia Dear Neighbor, We have reached the final few days of the 2019 legislative session, and I want to thank my 2019 session staff! They put in many long hours this session ensuring our office ran smoothly. I know they have had the opportunity to interact with many of you who... Read More...
Letter from Olympia Dear Neighbor, This has been a busy week at the Capitol. We spent most of our time on the Senate floor debating and voting on bills that passed the House, while the House did the same thing with bills that passed the Senate. As we get closer to the end... Read More...
Dear Neighbor, Both the House and Senate have now passed versions of the 2019-2021 operating budget. The House Democrats released their budget first. They are proposing a $53.2 billion operating budget, up from 19 percent from the current budget. The House Democratic budget seeks to create new taxes and raise... 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...
Letter from Olympia Dear Neighbor, This has been a busy week at the Capitol. We’ve reached the halfway point of the legislative session and have been busy with floor action, debating and passing bills out of the Senate Chamber. As a member of the minority party in a 28-21 arrangement, I have found... Read More...