Your democracy does work


February 21, 2024

Here’s an inside look at how your democracy works in ­Olympia.

We just passed the deadline for bills to make it out of the House of Origin, meaning House bills needed to pass the House and Senate bills had to get voted out of the Senate.

That meant we spent all day debating bills for about a week. More than once, we voted until about 2 a.m.

I’m proud to report that we actually agree far more often than we disagree. Of the 270 bills we passed this year in the House, 76% received strong bipartisan support and 54% were passed unanimously. Those agreements simply don’t make the front page of the p...

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