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I am very saddened by the recent wildfires in Chelan and the surrounding communities. After the one-year anniversary of the Carlton Complex Fire last month and the Sleepy Hollow Fire in...

Aug. 19, 2015

After a 105-day regular session and follow-up special sessions, the Legislature has finally adjourned for the year. While I am disappointed it took so long to find an agreement on the...

July 10, 2015

I’m currently in Olympia, where the Legislature expects to approve the final state budgets today and tomorrow. While I am here representing you, my thoughts are back in my hometown of...

June 29, 2015

I’m disappointed to share that the Legislature was unable to come to a compromise on our state budget during the regular session. Today, we are adjourning two days early, and the...

April 25, 2015

Today is the 95th day of the 105 day session. Budget leaders have been meeting with the governor to negotiate a compromise budget. With just 10 days left in the session,...

April 16, 2015

This year is a budget-development year. The constitution provides the Legislature 105 days in odd-numbered years like 2015 to develop operating, capital and transportation budgets. Each of the budgets covers a...

April 6, 2015

Yesterday, I had the pleasure of hosting Emily Cieslak, a Wenatchee High School student and one of the editors of the school newspaper, The Apple Leaf. She’s also an intern with...

April 2, 2015

I had the pleasure of meeting the 2015 Apple Blossom Royalty Court at the Capitol last week. Queen Gabby Waterman and Princesses Anissa Sangster and Francesca Nevil are smart, well-spoken young...

March 26, 2015

We have been busy over the past couple weeks in anticipation of last night’s floor cutoff deadline. Now that March 11th has passed, House-approved bills will be heard in Senate committees...

March 12, 2015

A bill introduced by Rep. Brad Hawkins, R-East Wenatchee, at the request of Chelan County Commissioners was approved by the House of Representatives today by a vote of 92-5. House Bill...

March 3, 2015