Rep. Alex Ybarra's Email Updates


Dear Friends and Neighbors, Although thousands of bills were considered this session, our primary duty as legislators was determining the state's spending plans for the next biennium. Unfortunately, fiscal restraint and...

May 7, 2019

As I reported in my last legislative email update, our state’s current revenue is more than ample. In fact, it’s substantial enough to supply all Washington state’s needs and more!

April 4, 2019

Dear Friends and Neighbors, We've been extremely busy in Olympia. Another important deadline—house of origin cutoff—was last week. All bills not approved by the chamber in which they originated are now...

March 22, 2019

It's an honor to serve you in the state House of Representatives. Thank you for placing your trust in me to work on your behalf. Long before I arrived in Olympia,...

March 8, 2019

Dear Friends and Neighbors, After weeks of committee hearings on hundreds of pieces of legislation, we'll soon be spending the majority of our time on the House floor voting on bills...

March 1, 2019

Greetings from Olympia! The past few days have been exceptionally busy. Our first big deadline—policy cutoff—is here. Any bill that has not been approved by its respective policy committee by Friday,...

Feb. 22, 2019

We live in an agriculturally intensive region. Farmers are important. We all like to eat. It's easy to go to the grocery store, grab a few items and leave, go home...

Feb. 12, 2019

My first few weeks in Olympia have gone by quickly. Approximately 1,741 bills have been introduced in the House and Senate thus far. Along with considering, debating and discussing these bills,...

Feb. 6, 2019