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We are at the midway point for the 2018 legislative session. This year is a short session — 60 days — during which we’ll work on making small tweaks to our state budgets....

Feb. 6, 2018

Rep. Jay Rodne, R-Snoqualmie, discusses lawmakers’ efforts to help those suffering from high car-tab fees as a result of Sound Transit 3, an effort to address Washington’s opioid crisis, and the...

Jan. 25, 2018

Rep. Jay Rodne discusses legislation to provide more oversight at the state's two psychiatric hospitals.

March 4, 2016

A bipartisan bill cosponsored by Rep. Jay Rodne unanimously passed the House Thursday that would improve oversight of Western and Eastern state hospitals.

March 3, 2016

A bill sponsored by Rep. Jay Rodne to maintain mental health inpatient safety was signed into law Thursday by Gov. Jay Inslee.

May 14, 2015

Nearly two years after the death of a Seattle man struggling with bipolar disorder, Joel's Law was signed into law by Gov. Jay Inslee May 14.

May 14, 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

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

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