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  Dear Neighbor, I hope you'll join me for a telephone town hall tomorrow evening, May 26. You will be able to listen in, ask questions and take part in polls....

May 25, 2011

The Legislature is making slow progress toward votes on the operating budget and several other issues. Wednesday is the final day of our 30-day special session, and there is finally some...

May 24, 2011

Residents of the 25th Legislative District are invited to participate in Rep. Hans Zeiger's telephone town hall meeting Thursday, May 26. The event begins at 7 p.m. and will last an...

May 16, 2011

The Legislature is in its second week of Special Session. I have little progress to report on the budget negotiations, which are being handled by a few key members of the...

May 9, 2011

Today the Legislature will adjourn sine die to close the 105-day 2011 session. The trouble is that the Legislature is nowhere near completing its work on the 2011-2013 operating budget. I...

April 22, 2011

Lawmakers plan to adjourn before Easter Sunday, but since they have been unable to reach an agreement on an operating budget and several other keys issues, Governor Christine Gregoire is expected...

April 21, 2011

Last Saturday the House passed the Democrats' operating budget proposal, which I opposed. As I wrote in last week's letter, the House budget continues our state's long pattern of unsustainable budgeting;...

April 15, 2011

This week in Olympia the House majority party finally unveiled its state operating budget proposal. My party, led by Rep. Gary Alexander, proposed an alternative budget solution. You can find the...

April 8, 2011

On March 5, the Senate passed strong, bipartisan workers' compensation reform, Senate Bill 5566, by a vote of 34-15. Senate Bill 5566 provides injured workers with a voluntary settlement option and...

April 1, 2011

Freshman Myranda Paquette, a North Thurston High School student, paged in the state House of Representatives March 28 through April 1. She was sponsored by 25th District Rep. Hans Zeiger. Paquette,...

April 1, 2011