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...

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Below are the most recent opinion piece articles by Lewis County Republicans.

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 isn't....

Time is Running out to get I-1648 on the Ballot!

Almost everyone has heard of Initiative 1648. There is a grass-roots campaign to get this initiative on the ballot. But time is running out to get signatures in, so I wanted to send out this reminder to get your signed petitions mailed by the end of this week. If you...

Olga Miller is awarded the Longevity Award

Olga Miller was recently presented with the Longevity Award by the Lewis County Republicans at our Lincoln Day Dinner. This is the tribute that was presented by our Vice-Chair, Colleen Morse. Almost 20 years ago, my husband, Bill, and I moved south from an...

Update from Olympia – Budget

The legislative session is more than half over, but time is critical because next month will be too late – bills will pass quickly during the next few weeks. Action needs to take place now, if we are going to make an impact. Today's message is budgets and taxes –...

How to Participate in the Legislative Process

Whether you support or oppose legislation being considered during session, it is important as residents of Washington State to know how to participate in the legislative process. The following list will have links to the public legislative website where you can search...

Update from Olympia

Here is a small taste of what is going on in Olympia. The news isn’t good. I’m going to discuss just a few of the bills that have been introduced. If you read media information about these bills, they are sold as legislation that will be so very helpful. But remember...

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