Rep. Robert J. Sutherland's Email Updates


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I hope you have had an opportunity to review my 2022 Legislative Session Report. If you have not received it, I encourage you to take a look at it. It covers...

May 13, 2022

The legislative session adjourned on Thursday with the Democratic majority party continuing their record spending and passing a transportation plan that impacts Washington drivers with higher taxes and fees. There was...

March 11, 2022

We are more than two-thirds of the way through the 60-day legislative session. Last week was the house of origin cutoff. We worked very long days and nights sending House bills to the...

Feb. 22, 2022

We are already more than one-third of the way through the 60-day legislative session. The first few weeks of session have seen the majority party trying to fix problems with flawed...

Feb. 4, 2022

The 2022 legislative session is underway and I am working hard for you in Olympia. There are many challenges before us as we work to preserve and improve our state's quality...

Jan. 13, 2022

The short, 60-day legislative session convenes on Monday, Jan. 10. Recently, the House of Representatives operating plan was announced. I am extremely disappointed. The Executive Rules Committee (ERC) led by four...

Nov. 29, 2021

On June 30, 2021, the State of Washington was reopened by Gov. Jay Inslee's decree. Moving on to Aug. 9 and Aug. 18, new mandates were delivered requiring mandatory vaccinations for most...

Sept. 10, 2021

While the legislative session adjourned at the end of April, I represent you year round. Each month I plan to update you with what is happening in state government, the 39th...

June 4, 2021

In my last email update, I provided an overview of the three budgets and the capital gains income tax. With so many major policy issues I am providing a second end-of-session...

April 30, 2021

The legislative session adjourned on Sunday night. Unfortunately, it was a difficult session for Washington taxpayers. The majority passed an operating budget with record spending, a capital gains income tax, a...

April 26, 2021