Former Rep. Jay Rodne's Email Updates


Week four of the 2016 legislative session is wrapping up, and we're already halfway through the short, 60-day session. This year is a supplemental budget year, which is meant for minor adjustments...

Feb. 5, 2016

As your representative in the Washington State Legislature, I send occasional email updates designed to keep you informed about the issues being debated in Olympia that may impact our community and...

Nov. 23, 2015

It's official. The Legislature has finally adjourned after one regular session, two special sessions and a partial third, all totaling 176 days. This has been the longest session in state history,...

July 17, 2015

It is with great disappointment I share with you the Legislature convened its second special session last Friday. A handful of Democrats promised new tax increases, even though the latest May revenue forecast...

June 4, 2015

As I'm sure you've heard, the Legislature has entered a special session as a result of partisan disagreements over the state budget and a transportation package. This will be the 11th...

April 29, 2015

Less than one week remains in the 2015 legislative session, which is scheduled to end April 26. This month, both chambers rolled out their operating, capital and transportation budget proposals -- which makes up the...

April 20, 2015

Today marks the 68th day of the 105-day legislative session. The Legislature has a lot to accomplish in the next 37 days but I'm optimistic we can end session on time...

March 20, 2015

We have now passed the halfway mark of the 2015 legislative session. The House has passed close to 200 bills and they now head over to the Senate for consideration. This...

March 6, 2015

Last Thursday, the Senate unveiled a bipartisan, $15 billion transportation revenue package calling for an incremental gas-tax increase of 11.7 cents over the next three years. In addition to a gas-tax increase, it...

Feb. 20, 2015

Last Thursday, the House passed its first two bills. More legislation is coming down the pipeline and we'll be back on the floor next week to send more bills over to...

Feb. 6, 2015