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, The last few weeks have been very busy in Olympia with meetings and committee hearings. I am spending much of my time working on legislation to address our state’s crisis of homelessness—more on that in my latest video update. I am also working on bills to provide regulatory relief for... Read More...
Letter from Olympia Dear Neighbor, Today marks the end of the first week of the 2020 legislative session. While there are many important issues facing the legislature during this 60-day session, my focus will be on homelessness, Initiative 976 (more to come on this issue) and preventing additional tax increases at a time... Read More...
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...