For the first time since 2009, the state Legislature adjourned on time (March 13) with no plans for a special session. This is a win for taxpayers around the state as special sessions cost money that is better suited for K-12 education, higher education and public safety.
This year, those of us who wanted to hold the line on taxes prevailed once again. We also kept the state budget in balance, approved another small increase in support for K-12 education and held in-state tuition rates at the state-run colleges and universities steady for another year.
This newsletter will serve to inform you about just some of the issues we dealt with in Olympia on your behalf. If you have questions or other concerns to share with us, please call, send an e-mail or write a letter using the contact information and our legislative website addresses on this page. We are always glad to hear from you, and welcome your comments and ideas.