Update from Olympia 2-24-2020

Last Wednesday was a very important cutoff date that killed a lot of bills. Many were very good bills, but some that were terrible were killed as well. There are also some of both still alive. I mainly focus on the bad bills in my newsletters, because my emails are...

Update from Olympia 2-15-2020

Before I get started on the update on my previous list of bills, there are a few new bills I’ve added to the list along with a new heading Usurping Parental Authority. There is time to stop some of these bills. You can find more info about how to influence Olympia...

Bills to Watch For – Week of 2-10-2020

Before I get started on the list of bills, there are three things you need to know up front. Friday was the cutoff for all policy bills to get out of committee in their “house of origin”. That means that senate bills had to have executive action to be moved to the...

Republican Caucuses – 2/29

Saturday, February 29, is the Republican Caucus. So what is a caucus and why should you care?To find the location of your caucus, click here –> Caucus LocatorWhen you attend your caucus, you must bring a valid government ID and your voter registration to save...

Bills to Watch for the Week of 2-3-2020

Legislation to follow for the week of 2-3-2020 that might interest you. The voters of this state overwhelmingly approved I-976 last November. It has been held up in court, but the Legislature is working to address the issue. There are three bills sponsored by Senate...

What happened in Olympia last week?

This was an action-packed week in Olympia, but I want to touch on a couple things specifically. I will try to get another newsletter out sometime later today or early Monday to give you some info about bills and what to look for next week. (I have switched to...

Influencing Olympia – Timing is Everything!

The legislative session is underway. This is a short session which means there is very little time to stop some very horrible bills. That is because the session is structured with dates that move bills along in the process at an incredible speed and at the same time,...

Contact Your Legislators – Writing Letters

Session began last Monday, and there are hundreds of new bills that are being added to the thousands that didn’t get passed last year. It is a short session which means it will move fast. Many bills will go before the House and the Senate without the public being able...

Influencing Olympia – Part III

The Legislative Website’s bill search engine is https://apps.leg.wa.gov/billinfo/  If you see or hear of a bill number, you can plug in the number here and find out everything about it, including when the hearings are scheduled. Nothing perks up elected officials...