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We are entering the second month of the 2021 session. This week we passed an important milestone on the legislative calendar: policy cutoff. Any policy bills not approved and passed out...

Feb. 17, 2021

The 2021 virtual session is like no other before it. While meeting remotely presents problems for both lawmakers and the people they represent, it does not mean you can't be involved....

Jan. 17, 2021

The first day began with the National Guard standing behind fences surrounding the Capitol building, and only legislators, a few staff, and some press—wearing masks and social distancing, were allowed inside....

Jan. 12, 2021

I’d like to begin this update by thanking the people of the 13th District for the incredible sacrifices you’ve made the past few weeks. The coronavirus outbreak has changed our lives...

May 6, 2020

For many of us, life as we know it has been put on hold as COVID-19 continues to impact our families, neighbors, and communities. In this time of rapid changes, all...

March 26, 2020

The coronavirus has many of us concerned for loved ones, friends, neighbors and ourselves. Along with health concerns, many small business owners and their workers are now facing hard times. ...

March 20, 2020

We’ve reached the end of the regularly scheduled 2020 session. For the past several days my colleagues and I have been deliberating and voting on bills. The amount of work that...

March 12, 2020

We’ve officially reached the halfway point of the 60-day session. Two of the Legislature’s self-imposed deadlines—fiscal cutoff and policy cutoff—have come and gone. That means hundreds of bills are now considered...

Feb. 13, 2020

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