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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

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

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

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

April 16, 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

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

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