Rep. Alex Ybarra's Email Updates


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Implementing the will of the voters, who approved $30 car tabs in November, continues to be debated at the state Capitol. Nearly 53% of voters supported Initiative 976. Despite what some...

Jan. 27, 2020

The 2020 session began today. Serving you is an honor and something I never take for granted. Thank you for placing your trust in me to represent our region’s values and...

Jan. 13, 2020

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 responsibility were not top...

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

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 considered “dead.” The only...

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

In fact, today is one of the most important deadlines of the legislative session: fiscal committee cutoff. Any bills not voted out of their respective fiscal committee will be considered “dead”...

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