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The Washington State House of Representatives passed the bipartisan 2015-17 operating budget Monday evening with a strong bipartisan vote. Reps. Chad Magendanz, R-Issaquah, and Jay Rodne, R-Snoqualmie, voted in favor of...

June 30, 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

The 2015 legislative session began Jan. 12. This year, lawmakers are tasked with crafting a new, two-year budget. Making budget decisions can be difficult, but I'm confident that with 105 days...

Jan. 23, 2015

Rep. Jay Rodne's final e-mail update until December 2014. He discusses his work on helping those with mental illnesses get the treatment they need, the state supplemental operating budget, the outcome...

April 10, 2014

It is an honor to serve you as one of your 5th District legislators. My commitment to you is that I will always do what is right for our district when...

March 17, 2014

We are now in the final week of the 60-day 2014 legislative session. At this point, the House has passed our versions of the supplemental state operating, capital and transportation budgets....

March 7, 2014

It is a pleasure to serve you in the state Legislature. As we approach the final two weeks of the 2014 legislative session, the House and Senate will be debating and...

Feb. 28, 2014

I can hardly believe we are just three weeks away from the end of the 2014 legislative session – March 13. We have been incredibly busy debating and passing legislation this...

Feb. 21, 2014