Former Rep. Jay Rodne's Email Updates


The 2012 legislative session came to a close late Thursday night without final agreements on the supplemental operating and capital budgets. As a result, the governor called a special session and...

March 14, 2012

The majority party released its budget proposal yesterday to address the state’s $1.1 billion spending gap. You may recall the $1.5 billion number I referenced in my last e-mail update, but...

Feb. 22, 2012

Just a friendly reminder that I will be hosting a telephone town hall meeting tonight. The community conversation will run from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. This is an opportunity for...

Feb. 7, 2012

The 2012 legislative session is now in its fourth week and will run through March 8. The two major issues before state lawmakers are a struggling economy and a $1.5 billion...

Jan. 31, 2012

Since the end of the special session in May, I have been busy meeting with constituents to discuss the challenges facing our communities as our economy continues to struggle. Now that...

Oct. 25, 2011

The Legislature concluded its business on May 25 following a 103-day regular legislative session and 30-day special session. I’m disappointed that state lawmakers could not finish their work on time, at...

June 7, 2011

The 2011 legislative session has unfortunately come to an early close. With an official adjournment scheduled for Sunday, legislators were sent home two days early despite unfinished business – including the...

April 22, 2011

I would like to thank those of you who were able to attend my town hall meetings on Saturday, March 12. I appreciate your input and the exchange of ideas as...

March 25, 2011

I would like to invite you to my telephone town hall meeting this Wednesday evening. The event, which is like a call-in radio show, will begin at 7:05 p.m. and last...

Feb. 14, 2011

The 2011 legislative session began on January 10 and will run through April 24. The most important task for state lawmakers is to create a positive job climate in Washington state...

Feb. 10, 2011