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...

Influencing Olympia – Part I

People naturally want to be involved in the political process, but often, we have no idea an issue is being addressed until after the bill is passed and we read about it in the papers. How do we take action when it counts – when the bill is still going through the...

The Governor is Coming to Town

Today, the Governor will come to Lewis County and have meetings and a press conference on homelessness. He is very big on doing public press conferences, but he’s quite short on actually doing anything. You hear a lot about homelessness as one issue, but it...