Latest News

Court recognizes Legislature’s historic education investments Court recognizes Legislature’s historic education investments
A ruling today by the Washington State Supreme Court largely endorses the bipartisan school-funding reforms recently adopted by the Legislature in line with the 2012 McCleary ruling, according to Sen. John Braun. “Providing students with the support they need and deserve required us to solve a generational problem with a...
Read More
Last call for internship applications
Last call for internship applications
It’s final call to college juniors and seniors interested in the Legislature’s 2018 internship program. The deadline for applications is Wednesday, October 18th at 8 p.m.  Each year, 70 students are selected to participate and spend the legislative session on the Capitol campus working in legislator offices. Students are paid...
Read More
Improving access to higher education
Improving access to higher education
With all of the attention on K-12 education this year, some other important issues didn’t always receive the public discussion and recognition they deserve. One of the many important items we continued tackling this year was our state’s tuition policy. As I’ve mentioned in previous emails, the decade before 2013...
Read More
Preventing tolls between Washington and Oregon
Preventing tolls between Washington and Oregon
Earlier this year the Oregon Legislature approved a new transportation budget that calls for the state to toll Interstates 5 and 205 at the Oregon-Washington border. Under the legislation, Oregon would need to request federal approval to implement the tolls by 2018. I joined a group of Southwest Washington lawmakers...
Read More
Keep Reading

Subscribe

Those who receive my e-newsletters have access to information straight from the state Capitol, often before members of the media have a chance to report it. Sign up today, and you can take the next step toward participating directly in your state government.

I'm Here to Serve You

A representative government only works when those represented take an active part in the process. I'm here to serve you, and your direct input helps me do my job better. Please don't hesitate to contact me via e-mail, phone or by mail, or make an appointment to see me in person. I look forward to hearing from you!