Greetings from Olympia! This week was filled with late-night votes on the floor of the Senate as we reached the cutoff for approving legislation sent over by the House. We are now in the final stage of the session, when the work is focused on two things: ironing out differences in bills that were changed by one chamber after the other had passed it, and reaching final agreement on operating, transportation and capital budgets for the 2019-21 biennium. This needs to happen before the regular 2019 legislative session comes to an end on April 28, which is just nine days away.
Your 2nd Amendment right under attack
Two bills that would undermine your 2nd Amendment right are moving through the Legislature this session. Because the lawmaking process is controlled by one party, both bills are likely to reach the governor’s desk for his signature. As a woman, I’m concerned that these bills would have unintended consequences, which is why I voted against them.