Serving Whitman County since 1877

Parting thoughts at the end of the 2023 legislative session

Beef Day is the second-best day of the legislative session, next to the last day. Probably the best news about the 2023 legislative session is that we adjourned on time, although there are grumblings from even the governor that he may call for a special session to deal with flawed drug-possession law problem known as the Blake decision. More about that later.

As a state senator representing large parts of eastern Washington and chair of the Senate Republican Caucus, I’m representing my constituents and balancing those needs with broader goals for our state and the people we all represent.

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