Dear Friends and Neighbors,
We're in the sixth week of the legislation session. Watch my recent video update here where I discuss controversial proposals currently being considered in the House State Government Committee.
On Tuesday, March 3 at 6-7 p.m., Rep. Kevin Parker and I are hosting a telephone town hall. We'll be in Olympia and you can call in from the comfort of your home starting and ask us questions live during the hour-long call. To join, call (509) 822-6314. If you want to ask a question, press * (star) on your phone.
Then on Saturday, March 7, I'll be in Spokane for an in-person town hall meeting with my seatmates, Sen. Michael Baumgartner and Rep. Kevin Parker. Join us at the MAC auditorium (2316 W 1st Ave, Spokane) at 10 a.m. Come with your questions for us!
Finding a better transportation solution
I worked with the state Department of Transportation to find alternatives to a roundabout on U.S. 2 at Day Mount Spokane Road. Because the highway traffic travels so quickly, many collisions occur. However, a roundabout and resulting concrete barrier would have caused even more problems, like reduced access to small businesses along that stretch. I'm pleased they agreed to re-engineer this intersection by posting flashing yellow lights and adding in a slight curve to slow down drivers and prevent accidents.
My proposal to allow for lifetime registration of recreational trailers is moving forward. The House Transportation Committee passed the bill out last Monday. Listen to my interview on KXLY with Rick Rydell where we discuss this bill and other topics.
As always, feel free to contact my office with questions or suggestions. I'm here to serve you, and I consider it a great honor.