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Today the House passed Senate Bill 5124 mandating mail-in voting in every county in the state. Under current law, counties are allowed to choose whether to operate polls, and Pierce County...

March 25, 2011

The revenue forecast of March 17 contains bad news: the state's budget shortfall for the next biennium is almost $700 million deeper than originally expected. That means the Legislature must make...

March 18, 2011

We are two months into this year's legislative session. Bills that originated in the House and Senate have passed or died in their respective chambers, and committee work has resumed in...

March 11, 2011

I spent the week on the House floor voting on hundreds of bills. The deadline to pass bills that originate in the House of Representatives is Monday, March 7 at 5...

March 5, 2011

25th District lawmakers look forward to hearing from constituents, sharing views on legislative session Reps. Bruce Dammeier and Hans Zeiger are inviting their constituents to a town hall meeting Saturday, March...

March 3, 2011

  Residents of the 25th Legislative District are invited to participate in Rep. Hans Zeiger's telephone town hall meeting Thursday, March 10. The event begins at 6:30 p.m. and will last an...

Feb. 28, 2011

Seven weeks into the legislation session, I wanted to update you on my two highest transportation priorities: replacing the Meridian Street/SR 161 Bridge over the Puyallup River, and completing Highway 167...

Feb. 25, 2011

Freshman Benjamin Lam traveled to Olympia Feb.14-18 to serve as a page in the Washington State House of Representatives. He was sponsored by his 25th District State Representative Hans Zeiger. Lam,...

Feb. 18, 2011

Today the House and Senate passed a supplemental operating budget, House Bill 1086, to try and close the books on the remainder of the fiscal year by addressing the near $600...

Feb. 18, 2011

We have finished the fifth week of the legislative session. The focus of the week was unemployment insurance(UI) reform. We were able to pass both Senate Bill 5135 and House Bill...

Feb. 11, 2011