Legislature

Lawmakers return to Olympia for Committee Assembly Days Summer is winding down, which means we’re getting closer to the Legislature reconvening for the 2020 legislative session in January. Though still a few months away, lawmakers are already beginning to prepare. Last week, legislators were back in Olympia for one of two Committee Assembly periods to take place in... Read More...
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... Read More...
Hits and misses of the 2019 legislative session The 2019 legislative session adjourned at midnight on Sunday, April 28. I’ve provided some highlights of the session below but before that, I want to thank everyone who took time out of their busy lives to engage with me throughout these past few months. Your phone calls, emails, letters, and... Read More...
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... Read More...
Rep. Gildon on TVW’s ‘Inside Olympia’ On Thursday, March 7, Republican Reps. Chris Gildon and Matt Boehnke sat down with Austin Jenkins of TVW’s ‘Inside Olympia’ to discuss their backgrounds, their legislative priorities, and some of the important bills that are making their way through the legislative process this year. Click below to view the interview. Read More...