Rep. Paul Harris' Email Updates

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

We are down to the last month of the legislative session. We have passed a number of cutoff dates, including the house-of-origin cutoff date. Getting past this deadline is helpful in telling us...

March 24, 2017

We are about a month into the 2017 legislative session and detailed plans to address the state Supreme Court McCleary order are emerging. The Senate Republicans released their One Washington Education Equality...

Feb. 8, 2017

Rep. Paul Harris end of session email update, April 6, 2016 - operating budget, charter schools, governor vetoes, vaping legislation

April 6, 2016

Rep. Paul Harris discusses raising the smoking age to 21, regulating vapor product, the DOT secretary being removed in his Feb. 15 update.

Feb. 16, 2016

Rep. Paul Harris session update, Jan. 18, 2016 - he discusses the budget, McCleary, charter schools, state auditor impeachment, a recent Human Rights Commission's ruling, and a change to his committee...

Jan. 19, 2016

A message from Rep. Paul Harris, Nov. 24, 2015

Nov. 24, 2015

Rep. Paul Harris End of Session Update, July 14, 2015 Rep. Harris provides a session review of the operating budget, the largest gas tax hike in state history.

July 14, 2015