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Rep. Jay Rodne, R-Snoqualmie, discusses lawmakers’ efforts to help those suffering from high car-tab fees as a result of Sound Transit 3, an effort to address Washington’s opioid crisis, and the...

Jan. 25, 2018

Washington state faces a major challenge in appropriately and effectively addressing the needs of those with mental illness. Diagnosis and treatment can be complex, often involving multiple parties and sometimes including...

March 26, 2015

During floor action on Thursday, the House voted unanimously to pass a bill to enable family of mentally ill individuals who pose a threat to themselves or others to petition the...

Jan. 29, 2015

We’re now in the final month of the 2014 legislative session, which is scheduled to adjourn March 13. We are spending a lot of time on the House floor debating and...

Feb. 14, 2014

Gov. Jay Inslee today announced he was suspending the death penalty in Washington state for as long as he is in office. In the wake of this announcement, Rep. Jay Rodne,...

Feb. 11, 2014

Hello and welcome to the 2013 legislative session. It is an honor to be back in Olympia serving my friends and neighbors. Click to watch my video update. Even before opening...

Feb. 22, 2013

After 60 days of a regular legislative session, a 30-day special legislative session was called so majority Democrats could finalize their state operating budget and tax increase plans. Unfortunately, the end...

May 11, 2010