How to Tell What Bills are Being Heard on the Floor

How do you know what bills will be brought up for a vote? I was asked that question yesterday, so I thought now was a good time to discuss that issue. It’s not easy – it’s complicated. Surprise!! Each bill goes through a process to get passed. I’ll name each step and...

How to Sign up to Testify in Olympia

Bills are flying through the legislative process quickly this year. A lot of BAD bills! Please consider testifying either in support of or against the bills that you care deeply about. Here is a sheet that will tell you a lot about how to be a part of the process -...

Why the Majority in the Legislature is Important!

I’m a Second Amendment supporter and this morning I saw a question posed to those of us are 2A supporters. Why are we always on defense when it comes to protecting our rights?!? (warning: long post, but if you want the important stuff, please read the last three...

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How to Tell What Bills are Being Heard on the Floor

How do you know what bills will be brought up for a vote? I was asked that question yesterday, so I thought now was a good time to discuss that issue. It’s not easy – it’s complicated. Surprise!! Each bill goes through a process to get passed. I’ll name each step and...

How to Sign up to Testify in Olympia

Bills are flying through the legislative process quickly this year. A lot of BAD bills! Please consider testifying either in support of or against the bills that you care deeply about. Here is a sheet that will tell you a lot about how to be a part of the process -...

Why the Majority in the Legislature is Important!

I’m a Second Amendment supporter and this morning I saw a question posed to those of us are 2A supporters. Why are we always on defense when it comes to protecting our rights?!? (warning: long post, but if you want the important stuff, please read the last three...

Update from Olympia 1-31

There are over 800 bills that have been introduced this year. Many of them are terrible bills that will fundamentally change things in this state - our economy, our business atmosphere, where we can build a house, what our kids are being taught in school, tax...

We Have to Work Harder and Smarter

How do Republicans and conservatives in general get their message across? I think this is a conversation we must have. We are a nation that is split ideologically right about down the middle, with half supporting Democrats and half supporting Republicans. In...

Write to your Legislators

Session began last Monday, and there are hundreds of new bills that are being added every day. It is a long session which means there is time to draft, introduce, hear, and pass a lot of damaging policies. While we have a saying that your pocketbook is in danger...

Influencing Olympia Part IV – Taking Action

This is the fourth and last in a series of emails entitled how to influence Olympia. All I’ve done so far is to tell you how to get information. But how do you use that information most effectively? Two things – develop a network and communicate with specific action...

Influencing Olympia Part III

Influencing Olympia Part III - Bill Research Using the Legislative WebsiteAnother in my series of how to influence Olympia! Don’t worry – only one or two more to go after this that will tie everything together and tell you how to use the resources I’m providing. You...

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