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Today is the 37th day of the 105-day session. I encourage you to watch my recent video update by clicking on the image below: We are still hearing many bills, and...

Feb. 20, 2013

An update from Rep. Bruce Chandler to his constituents: Jan. 21, 2013

Jan. 22, 2013

The 2012 sessions adjourned April 11 after a 17-day special session in December, 60 days of regular session and 31 days of special sessions. The Legislature was tasked with balancing a...

May 11, 2012

The Legislature is now turning its greatest focus to the budget. With revenues coming in less than projected spending, the state had about a $1.5 billion shortfall when we began session...

Feb. 23, 2012

We are now half-way through the 60-day session. We have yet to see a proposal by budget writers to balance the $1.5 billion shortfall. However, last week the House Republicans unveiled...

Feb. 7, 2012

We are now in the third week of the 2012 regular session. Since there is not much happening with balancing the $1.5 billion shortfall, I wanted to provide some information to...

Jan. 23, 2012

This week the Washington State Redistricting Commission adopted a plan to redraw lines for legislative and congressional districts. Here is the final legislative map unanimously adopted by the bipartisan commission after...

Jan. 3, 2012

In the first week of the special session, we held several hearings on the governor's budget proposal in the House Ways and Means Committee. Many have said it does not adequately...

Dec. 5, 2011

Today, the governor introduced her proposal for a supplemental budget and various tax and fee increases. You can read more about those here. As many of you know, the governor has...

Nov. 21, 2011

I hope you are enjoying the summer. I just returned from a memorable trip with my children to Louisiana, where I grew up. The 2011 legislative session ended May 25, after...

July 11, 2011