Gildon refutes statements made at governor’s news conference Senator Chris Gildon, R-Puyallup, issued the following statement after Gov. Jay Inslee’s claims today that he shared misinformation regarding Pierce County’s COVID-19 vaccine distribution. “The facts don’t lie. The data I shared came from the Washington State Department of Health’s (DOH) website. It clearly shows that Pierce County has been... 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...
Honoring the 2021 Daffodil Court Dear Friends and Neighbors, I wanted to share a quick update with some exciting news from last week! Not even a global pandemic could stop the Senate from taking a moment to recognize the 2021 Daffodil Court. I am thrilled to have sponsored the Senate resolution honoring the 88th Anniversary of... Read More...
It is budget season in Olympia! As we enter the home stretch of the 2021 legislative session, lawmakers’ focus will turn to one thing – budgets. In odd numbered years, the legislature is required to create and pass three budgets: the Operating budget, Transportation budget, and the Capital budget. Today I’m going share highlights of each... 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...