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 has been the rise of drug addiction and mental illness, which is linked in many cases to homelessness. With record revenue projected for our 2019-2021 budget, I believe that we need to make effective drug treatment and mental health our top priority for new spending in our budget this year. More on this issue below.

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