Legislative video – WA CARES Fund
I recently shared background on the WA Cares Fund and the payroll tax that comes along with it. Watch my video above to learn about some of the questions I’ve been receiving and what you need to know before this program is implemented!
2021 Legislative session: good, controversial and interesting bills
We’ve made it to cutoff! It’s hard to believe that we’re one-third of the way through this year’s legislative session. While things definitely look different in 2021, the legislative process is still the same and this Monday was the policy “cutoff.” This means all Senate bills that are policy-related and...
Rep. Gildon recaps the 2020 legislative session, including coronavirus assistance efforts in post session newsletter
Rep. Chris Gildon joins with other 25th District lawmakers to recap some of the big news from the 2020 legislative session, including important budget information and helpful coronavirus (VOVID-19) resources.
Coronavirus update: Let’s get Washington back to work safely
I hope you are staying safe and healthy. I’d like to begin by saying thanks to all those who are working to keep our society running. Health care providers, grocery store workers, truckers, law enforcement and first responders among so many others are truly heroes in this battle. I’d also...
Governor Inslee signs Rep. Gildon’s prescription medication bill into law
A bill from Rep. Chris Gildon that will limit the maximum amount a person will pay for prescription medication at the point of sale will soon be Washington state law. Gov. Jay Inslee signed House Bill 2464 today, in Olympia. This new law will protect patients from excess costs of...
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...
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...
House unanimously passes Rep. Gildon’s prescription medication bill
A bill from Rep. Chris Gildon that would limit the maximum amount a person would pay for prescription medication at the point of sale was unanimously approved by the House today. “I’ve spoken with so many people who are struggling to make ends meet, and a big driver of that...
Rep. Chris Gildon discusses one of his ideas to make prescription drugs more affordable
Rep. Chris Gildon, R-Puyallup, 25th District talks about his legislation that would hold pharmacy benefit managers accountable and ultimately help reduce the cost of prescription drugs.