Rep. Paul Harris' Email Updates


Dear Friends and Neighbors, It has been a while since I have sent an update, partly because the first special session came and went with nothing accomplished. Read: Washington taxpayers get...

Rep. Harris e-mail update, April 30, 2013: His vote on the transportation budget. Differences between House and Senate operating budgets . The Democrats tax package - House Bill 2038 - floor...

First, I want to thank those of you who were able to attend the town hall Sen. Don Benton and I held on March 16. We had approximately 100 people in...

Dear Friends and Neighbors, We are wrapping up a long couple weeks on the House floor. There has been late nights and weekend work as we debate and vote on House...

Dear Friends and Neighbors, We are in the sixth week of the legislative session. We are approaching the first cutoff date. By this Friday, February 22, all bills must be out...

Dear Friends and Neighbors, The 2013 legislative session is underway. However, before I give you an early session update I want to say thank you for all your support during my...

Dear Friends and Neighbors, The 2013 legislative session is just around the corner and while we are not in Olympia yet, my second term is already going to be very different...

Dear Friends, The Legislature adjourned April 11, 2012 after a marathon 24-hour finish and agreement on operating and capital budgets, as well as a series of government reform bills. Bipartisanship played...

Dear Friends, Last month, the state’s chief economist, Dr. Arun Raha, announced we can expect another drop in tax collections over the next biennium, creating an estimated shortfall of $1.27 billion...

Dear Friends, I hope you are enjoying your summer. You may have seen the 2011 Legislative Session Review from Sen. Don Benton and myself in your mailbox. If not, you may...