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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

Rep. Jay Rodne's weekly e-mail update, which included information on the House and Senate jobs and economy agenda to get Washington working again.

Jan. 31, 2014

It’s an honor to serve you as part of the 5th Legislative District team. The 2014 legislative session began January 13 and is scheduled to adjourn March 13. During short sessions,...

Jan. 17, 2014

Thank you for allowing me to serve the 5th Legislative District and share your voice in Olympia on state issues. As we begin the third special legislative session called by the...

Nov. 8, 2013

On May 13, the Washington State Legislature entered a special session after the 105-day regular legislative session ended without agreement on major budget-related issues.

May 30, 2013

In an April 2 telephone town hall meeting, 5th Legislative District residents asked questions of their state lawmakers and offered thoughts on everything from the state budget and education funding to...

April 3, 2013

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

The Legislature completed its work early last Wednesday morning and hopefully state lawmakers will not return to Olympia until January 2013.

April 16, 2012

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