Bridges

Nuclear energy policies still alive in Senate budget As you know, I spent a good bit of the regular session working on bills encouraging nuclear energy and preparing the state and our workers to compete for the jobs tied to this growing and evolving clean energy field. I am happy to report that many of the policies in... Read More...
Nuclear power and House budget and the Auditor, oh my! What a week it has been in Olympia. We are now just one month away from what should be the end of the 2015 legislative session, and finally – on day 75 of the 105-day legislative session, the Democrat-controlled House of Representatives has released its budget proposal. My bills to... Read More...
Bridges to a Better Government: No excuses There are just five weeks to go in the 2015 legislative session. Although we are now two-thirds of the way through the 105-day session, we still haven’t seen a budget proposal from the majority party in the House of Representatives, which is responsible for initiating the budget process this year.... Read More...
Bridges to a Better Government: Reaching 13.1 miles There are many who describe the legislative session as a marathon. It’s a good analogy. We use the interims between sessions to train – taking part in work sessions and preparing legislation. When the race begins, it does so with a bang and a flash, and lots of excitement and... Read More...
Bridges to a Better Government: Live from the Tri-Cities… Live from the Tri-Cities… Greetings from Olympia! We are now one-quarter of the way through the 2015 legislative session. This week we spent time both in committees hearing testimony on legislation and on the Senate floor voting on bills. We also held a work session this week in the Senate... Read More...
Bridges to a Better Government: 2015 session is underway! Thank you for reading my e-newsletter! I’ll be sending out new editions periodically as the 2015 legislative session progresses. I had to take a break from legislative communication due to election-year restrictions, but now I’m able to update you on some of the work I have been doing here in... Read More...
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