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June 29 marked the official end of the 2013 legislative sessions. After two rounds of overtime, a total 153 days, the Legislature closed with the passage of a capital budget. Rep....

July 3, 2013

As I am sure you have heard, the Legislature is very close to voting on the operating budget. Some sacrifices have been made in order to reach agreement. The operating budget...

June 28, 2013

Yesterday, House Bill 1954 addressing transportation funding failed to pass the House. This was a controversial vote for many legislators because the bill included a 10.5-cent state gas tax increase beginning...

June 27, 2013

As you are probably aware, last week marked the end of the first special session of 2013. It was frustrating that after an additional 30 days we had no consensus on...

June 18, 2013

Monday, May 13, was first day of the 2013 special session. The regular, 105-day legislative session ended April 28. Because no agreement could be reached on a state operating budget, the...

May 16, 2013

The article “State House passes budget with more education money,” which ran in the Federal Way Mirror April 17, pointed out that I voted “no” on the House operating budget plan....

April 25, 2013

We are quickly approaching the conclusion of the 105-day session which is scheduled to end on April 28. We just passed our final policy committee cutoff date on April 3, and...

April 5, 2013

Good afternoon, after a busy week at the Capitol I am happy to be spending the weekend in our community. I hope that you will be able to participate in the...

March 15, 2013

Last week was the busiest and most demanding week we have had so far. We are officially more than half way through the 105-day scheduled session. Voting on the House floor...

March 12, 2013

Thirtieth district Rep. Linda Kochmar, R-Federal Way, will hold three town hall meetings March 16 and 23. The district includes Federal Way, Pacific, Algona and Milton. She will share the latest...

March 11, 2013