Rep. Paul Harris' Email Updates


I hope this letter finds you healthy and well. I know these are trying times and that so many of you are hurting from the effects of the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak....

May 8, 2020

This short 60-day 2020 legislative session is officially in the books. A lot happened during the last two months as lawmakers pushed through hundreds of bills to the governor's desk. Before...

March 16, 2020

It's hard to believe, but we're just about done with this short 60-day legislative session. Lawmakers in both the House and Senate have been working tirelessly in our committees, this week,...

Feb. 28, 2020

It's hard to believe we're already halfway through this legislative session. We've officially passed the policy cut-off point, which means House floor activity is really going to pick up. A lot...

Feb. 10, 2020

We're now almost two weeks into the 2020 session, but there's already a lot to talk about. But before I get into some of the details of the first two weeks,...

Jan. 22, 2020

Winter is almost here and that means the 2020 legislative session is just around the corner. As with any session, the House of Representatives will be tackling numerous issues that are...

Nov. 20, 2019

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