Here we go again… Legislature begins (mostly) remote 2022 session We’ve completed the first week of the 2022 legislative session. It’s already been an eventful start, with many challenges and achievements. As the Omicron variant continues to spread, the majority party has once again mandated a remote session, with highly restricted attendance by lawmakers and members of the public. While... Read More...
This Christmas, taxpayers deserve a break This will be my final Report from Olympia for 2021, so allow me to take a moment to wish you and your family a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. One unwanted gift this year is the rising cost of almost everything from gas to food and gifts of all... Read More...
Thanks to our veterans With Veterans Day being tomorrow, I wanted to begin this Report from Olympia by honoring those to whom we owe our freedom: the brave men and women who have served our country in the armed forces. Between the chaotic finish to the Afghanistan war – America’s longest war – and... Read More...
Some treats among the tricks… Not all scary news As Halloween rapidly approaches, there will be plenty of tricks and treats. I hope it is a safe and enjoyable time for you and your family. While the past year or two have brought lots of frightening news, from COVID and rising suicide rates to inflation and rising fuel costs... Read More...
Alarm bells still ringing at Department of Corrections More than five years ago I stood at a podium before a room full of reporters to announce the findings of a detailed Senate investigation into systematic failures at the Department of Corrections, and what could be done to fix them. A lot can change in 5 years, but apparently... Read More...