February 10, 2023

Legislative Video: Pierce County tiny home village project

Welcome to my legislative video update! Today I’m joined by Pierce County Executive Bruce Dammeier and Pierce County Councilmember Paul Hererra as we talk about a tiny home village project plan to house homeless individuals in PIerce County. Our goal is to model this village after a program near Austin,...
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February 03, 2023

Legislative Video: Reducing permitting fees

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September 16, 2022

Emergency powers update and credit score impact on insurance rates

Dear neighbor, There is good news! For over two years now, you have heard me talk about the need to bring a balance back to our state government by addressing the governor’s emergency powers. I have received input from so many of you on this topic and know that this...
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March 03, 2020

Rep. Chris Gildon discusses shortening the permitting process to help make housing more affordable

The cost of housing continues to be a major issue in our state. Building Permit costs and their associated timelines are a large driver of that cost. Rep. Chris Gildon, R-Puyallup, 25th District shares his idea to reduce those costs.
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April 16, 2019

Items still remain on Legislature’s to-do list before adjournment April 28

We’re nearing the end of the 2019 legislative session. With only a few days left, there’s still a lot left to tackle, including: 2019-21 operating budget, which as the name implies, funds our state’s operational costs and services. I discussed the House proposal in my last email update, which you...
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March 14, 2019

Washington State Legislature reaches halfway point of 2019 session

Last week, the state Legislature passed the halfway point of the 2019 legislative session. For the past week and a half, lawmakers have been on the floors of their respective chambers passing legislation. Before we dive into some of the policies the House explored the past few days, I wanted...
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February 25, 2019

Policy Committee Cutoff winnows pool of bills; affordable housing solutions introduced

First, I want to thank everyone who attended the Coffee and Conversation events on Saturday, Feb. 16. At both venues, we were at or near max capacity, and we all engaged in thoughtful conversations on a variety of topics. If you weren’t able to attend one of those events, I...
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February 19, 2019

Rep. Gildon sponsors bills to increase availability of affordable housing

Rep. Chris Gildon, R-Puyallup, has introduced two bills that would help increase the supply of affordable housing in Washington state. Both bills are based on a recent study conducted by the Joint Legislative Audit and Review Committee (JLARC) to analyze development costs associated with low-income housing. The study resulted in...
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February 14, 2019

Rep. Chris Gildon shares his ideas to increase the supply of affordable housing

Rep. Chris Gildon, R-Puyallup, discusses two bills he sponsored that would help increase the supply of affordable housing while keeping government accountable to taxpayers.
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