Rep. Paul Harris' Email Updates


The 2020 legislative session will be upon us in no time. I wanted to touch base with you on a facility opening in our region for young adults and provide an...

Oct. 22, 2019

The Legislature adjourned on April 28. It was the first time since 2009 the Legislature ended the 105-day legislative session on time. There were a number of accomplishments, but I was...

May 10, 2019

After approximately five sessions of working on Tobacco 21 legislation, Gov. Jay Inslee will sign my bill into law this Friday. House Bill 1074 would prohibit the sale of cigarettes, tobacco...

April 3, 2019

We have passed the halfway mark of the 2019 legislative session. Lawmakers have been spending long days and some nights on the House floor debating bills that are going to the...

March 12, 2019

The 2019 session began Monday, Jan. 14. It is a busy time, with committee schedules, meeting with constituents and working on bills. It is an honor and privilege to be in...

Jan. 29, 2019

As you are aware, the Legislature adjourned the 2018 legislative session on March 8. Keep in mind I am your representative year-round. While I want to keep you updated on what...

May 11, 2018

There were a number of accomplishments to point to, but I was concerned with the operating budget, the minimal property tax relief we provided taxpayers and I am still working on...

March 27, 2018

The 2018 legislative session is off to a good start. Less than two weeks into the session an agreement was reached on the Hirst decision, leading to the passage of the...

Jan. 30, 2018

The 2018 legislative session is just around the corner. Sen. Lynda Wilson, Rep. Vicki Kraft and I will be holding a town hall meeting on Dec. 9. The meeting will be held...

Nov. 29, 2017

After many months of negotiations the Legislature was able to reach an agreement and pass an operating budget, Senate Bill 5883, on June 30 and avoid a government shutdown. Of the two-year,...

Aug. 1, 2017