Rep. Paul Harris' Email Updates


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 bills to send over...

March 12, 2013

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 of their respective policy...

Feb. 21, 2013

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 first term. I am...

Jan. 22, 2013

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 than my first. During...

Dec. 21, 2012

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 a role...

May 4, 2012

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 in the...

Oct. 6, 2011

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 link to...

June 29, 2011

I was hoping to give you an update on the good and bad of the 2011 legislative session, but we are now in a special session. The Legislature adjourned the regular...

May 9, 2011

It has been an interesting week in the Legislature. The majority party in the House finally released their operating budget proposal on Monday. We offered our own proposal, sponsored by Rep....

April 9, 2011

Only 23 days remain of the 105-day regular legislative session, and we have yet to see an operating budget proposal from the majority party. The latest news is we may finally...

April 1, 2011