Rep. Alex Ybarra's Email Updates


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Dear Friends and Neighbors, I hope this update finds you in good health and high spirits. As one of your dedicated representatives in the state legislature, it is my honor and...

July 6, 2023

Ready for another payroll tax deduction? Starting in July, Washington will become the first state to deduct taxes from workers’ paychecks to finance a new long-term care benefit for residents. The...

June 28, 2023

Although the 2023 session officially concluded more than a week ago, on Sunday, April 23, shortly after drafting this end-of-session update, the governor announced a special, 30-day session for May 16....

May 3, 2023

It's the last week of the session, and typically, the state's biennial budgets are the top priority. That's because, during long sessions (105 days in odd-numbered years like 2023), it’s the...

April 18, 2023

This week we passed another policy cutoff deadline. Unless considered necessary to implement the budget (NTIB), policy bills must be approved by House and Senate committees, or they will be considered...

March 30, 2023

For the past several days, lawmakers have spent long days and late nights on the House and Senate floors voting on bills. At more than halfway through the session, we’re racing...

March 7, 2023

The first significant deadline for the 2023 session is almost here! Policy cutoff is this Friday, Feb. 17. Policy cutoff is the last day bills can be considered and passed out...

Feb. 15, 2023

This is a quick reminder to register for the 13th District Virtual Town Hall this evening with me, Sen. Judy Warnick, and Rep. Tom Dent. The event begins at 6:00 p.m. and concludes one hour...

Feb. 8, 2023

In just a few days, along with Sen. Judy Warnick and Rep. Tom Dent, I’m co-hosting a virtual town hall for the 13th District. Because lawmakers are working full-time in Olympia...

Feb. 4, 2023

The 105-day legislative session began on Monday, Jan. 9. It is an honor to be back in Olympia serving the great people of the 13th District.

Jan. 17, 2023