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Any real change that is meant to improve our district and state will come from our citizens. I am honored to represent the great folks of the 7th district. As your Senator it is my goal to further reform the Growth Management Act and reduce the many overbearing regulations on the 7th Districts natural resource based industries. I support our local school districts and a fiscally sustainable state budget.

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Senate unanimously approves Dansel bill to help taxpayers and counties
Senate unanimously approves Dansel bill to help taxpayers and counties
Today the Senate voted 47-0 to approve a measure sponsored by Sen. Brian Dansel that would give taxpayers more flexibility in how they can pay their tax bills. “There used to be a time when we all had to pay our car insurance in one lump sum and with one...
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Legislative Update for Feb. 20, 2015
The Washington State Senate convenes for floor session March 10, 2015, the 58th day of the legislative session. Senators debate SSB 5656 concerning distracted driving incidents.
Legislative Update for Feb. 20, 2015
Here are the topics in this week’s Legislative update: Senate¬†reaches key deadline Giving cities and counties more flexibility in the use of tax revenue Why I oppose Senate Transportation package and gas tax hike My bill to require Ecology do actual on-site testing before sending out pollution complaints My legislation...
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