Legislature

2022 Legislative session wrap-up Dear Neighbor, The 2022 Legislative session has now come to an end and it has certainly been an extremely busy one.  As the matter of fact, during this short 60-day session, Senators introduced 560 bills and 239 of them passed out of the chamber.  For comparison, this is almost identical... Read More...
We asked, you answered! Legislative poll results Dear Neighbor, I recently sent out a mailer with Representatives Chambers and Jacobsen and asked for your feedback on what the legislature’s top priorities should be in 2022. Today I wanted to share the results of that poll and talk about legislation regarding the top three answers.   Emergency powers... Read More...
Long Term Care payroll tax exemption form now available Dear Neighbor, You may remember receiving a newsletter and video from me earlier this summer regarding the newly created Long Term Care payroll tax. In those messages, I noted that you would be able to apply for an exemption to the tax. Beginning today, October 1, 2021, those with a qualified plan may apply... Read More...
Prison Alarm Bells! Join me tomorrow to learn more Prison alarm bells: five years of failure at the Department of Corrections and what Washington can do about it I’d like to invite you to join me and two of my colleagues tomorrow (Wednesday, September 15) at 10 a.m. as we release Prison alarm bells: five years of failure at the Department... Read More...