Week three is in the books, and what a week it was!
Not only did three of my bills advance in the legislative process, but the Senate also passed my resolution declaring January to be Human Trafficking Awareness Month.
The Senate also had a vigorous debate over taxes, as the majority party demanded a do-over on a bill from last year — a move that would mean $1 billion in new taxes on employers.
On a positive note, Thursday was Tri-Cities Day at the Capitol. It’s always great seeing so many friends from home and getting to show all of Olympia how amazing the people and employers of the Tri-Cities really are.
The annual trip to Olympia is organized by the Tri-Cities Legislative Council, which has representatives from the Tri-City Regional Chamber of Commerce,TRIDEC, Tri-Cities Visitor and Convention Bureau, the Pasco Chamber of Commerce, the West Richland Chamber of Commerce, and the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.