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Bringing better broadband to rural communities Dear Friends and Neighbors, The past two weeks have seen a flurry of activity in legislative committees as the policy committee deadline has passed. Bills that have not been voted out of committee by now, and are not needed to implement the budget, will not be further considered this legislation... Read More...
Gov. Jay Inslee’s budget cuts barely scratched the surface By  Shelly Short Special to The Times Click here to read on The Seattle Times website There is no doubt about it, our state’s once thriving economy has been hit — hard. As we all continue to cope with the effects of COVID-19, lawmakers are looking at options to address... Read More...
2020 Census: It’s time to participate Dear Friends and Neighbors, Since my last newsletter, many of you have shared concerns regarding the governor’s unlimited broad authority and whether it is constitutional. While I share these concerns, to date broad emergency powers such as those found in our state laws, have largely gone unchallenged. To pass a law... Read More...
COVID-19: staying safe while moving forward Dear Friends and Neighbors, It’s hard to believe that it has been five weeks now since the 2020 session ended and everyday life as we know it continues to be dramatically altered because of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Absolutely unprecedented for a free society. While I was driving home from Olympia,... Read More...