Better Future for Our Children

September 09, 2021

Vaccine mandate will have far reaching repercussions

Dear Neighbor, Just recently, my father came for a visit from New Mexico and I took him on a tour of the Capitol Building in Olympia. I found the tour guide’s explanation of how the building was designed especially profound. The main floor houses state-wide elected officials such as the...
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May 03, 2021

2021 legislative session comes to an end – what you need to know

Dear friends and neighbors, This year’s 105-day legislative session came to an end on Sunday and to say it was a wild ride is an immense understatement. This session was record breaking in so many ways. We had more people testifying in committee from all across the state than any...
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April 21, 2021

Legislative video – update on State v. Blake

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March 17, 2020

A recap of the 2020 session, the latest on coronavirus, and an update on the results of my legislative priorities

Just like that, 60 days have come and gone, and the 2020 legislative session officially adjourned on Thursday, March 12. It was a whirlwind two months. During this session we saw more than 2400 bills introduced in both the House and Senate with more than 380 passing both chambers and...
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March 06, 2020

Rep. Gildon shares some important lessons he learned from the sex education bill debate

It was a long night on the House floor Wednesday, as legislators gathered to consider Senate Bill 5395, the controversial comprehensive sex education bill that would require all public schools in Washington to teach sex education to every student K-12. House Republicans introduced a number of amendments, which were debated...
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January 30, 2020

Rep. Chris Gildon Discusses his bipartisan efforts to reduce the cost of childcare

Rep. Chris Gildon, R-Puyallup, 25th District, talks about his bipartisan work to make daycare more affordable, by reducing the regulations childcare providers must pass in order to operate.
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June 03, 2019

Governor vetoes portions of state operating budget

It’s been roughly a month since the Legislature ended the 2019 legislative session. If you’re still trying to unpack everything that happened over the course of the 105-day session, read this analysis. Since adjourning, dozens of bills have been signed into law. Additionally, provisions of some bills met the governor’s...
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