State Government

Gildon introduces legislation to reinstate 21-gun salute on Capitol Campus Sen. Chris Gildon will be sponsoring a bill to restore the military tradition of the 21-gun salute during the 2022 legislative session. Gildon, R-Puyallup, is sponsoring this bill after a 21-gun salute was not permitted during the 71st Korean War anniversary ceremony on the Washington state Capitol Campus earlier this... Read More...
WA Cares Fund – new payroll tax coming soon! Dear Neighbor, As Washington State reopens its doors fully again, I thought it appropriate to send a short update on the state of our economy, the job market, and the impending payroll tax for long-term care known as the Washington Cares Fund. How did Washington’s economy weather the pandemic? According... Read More...
Gildon introduces legislation to help counties succeed in recovery plan Sen. Chris Gildon has sponsored a bill to ensure equitable distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine is considered before a county is moved back to a more restrictive phase under the “Healthy Washington – Roadmap to Recovery” plan. Senate Bill 5484 would require the Washington State Department of Health (DOH) to... Read More...
Legislature addresses Supreme Court ruling on drug possession Dear friends and neighbors, Through my legislative updates this year, I’ve shared information with you on a wide variety of topics being discussed in Olympia this session. From climate legislation, testifying remotely, taxes proposals and emergency powers, this legislative session has been one for the history books! Today I want... Read More...
We’ve made it to phase 3! Today I am happy to share some exciting updates with you! After a few weeks of uncertainty, Governor Inslee recently announced that the entire state of Washington will be eligible to open up to phase 3 beginning on Monday, March 22. So, what does phase 3 include? It means that:... Read More...
Legislative video – Capital Gains Income Tax update Check out this week’s video where I share an update on the passage of Senate Bill 5096, which is the Capital Gains Income Tax. I’ve spoken about the strategic objective of this Income tax previously and you can view it here. I’d also encourage you to voice your support for or... Read More...
Working together during a virtual session One thing you may not know about the legislative process is that it is very social. Lawmakers collaborate with staff, the public, stakeholders and each other to craft bills that ultimately become law. Working virtually this year has not made this intricate process any easier. Over the last few weeks,... Read More...