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Over the past six years, we’ve had some hard-fought wins and some tough losses, but with every vote, I’ve worked to uphold those promises and remember the great people of the 18th...

March 26, 2018

Only one week remains in this regular 60-day session, scheduled to end March 8. We’ve been working long hours and late nights — even until 1 a.m. Wednesday morning — trying to...

March 1, 2018

We are in the fifth week of a short, 60-day session. By 5 p.m. today, a lot of bad bills will no longer be in play and that’s a good thing. However,...

Feb. 14, 2018

It is said “No man’s life, liberty or property are safe while the Legislature is in session.” That seems to be true this year as there is an assault on job creators,...

Feb. 7, 2018

Week one of the scheduled 60-day session is behind us and we began today with plenty more work, bills and debates. Governor wants new $3.3 billion tax on energy Just 24 hours after...

Jan. 15, 2018

The 2018 legislative session is just over a month away. Scheduled for 60 days, it will begin Monday, Jan. 8. Tomorrow, Dec. 1, marks the beginning of election-year restrictions, including certain...

Nov. 30, 2017

Now that Nov. 7 General Election ballots are in the mail and have been received by most local voters, several constituents have contacted me asking, “What are those ‘advisory votes’ on...

Oct. 25, 2017

Official “sine die” of the 2017 session was Sunday, April 23. Few lawmakers were around to witness the adjournment proceedings. That’s because floor action finished last Friday and we were released...

April 28, 2017

By the time you read this, I will either be on I-5 south, heading home to Camas, or enjoying the sunshine at my farm. Long-time lawmakers at the end of session...

April 21, 2017

It is Day 47 of the scheduled 105-day regular session and there are many things happening at the state Capitol as we near the halfway point next Wednesday. Last Friday, Feb. 17, was...

Feb. 24, 2017