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About Ross

I'm proud to represent Bellevue, Redmond, Kirkland, Medina, Clyde Hill, Hunts Point, and Yarrow Point in the Washington State House of Representatives. I am chairman of the Appropriations Committee, responsible for crafting biennial budgets. I also serve on the Washington State Economic and Revenue Forecast Council, the Expenditure Limit Committee and the Pension Funding Council. (One could die from the excitement.)

Advice from 4th Graders – Week 8

I think I missed a week. This week’s advice card is also excellent. I’m sad I have to white out the names of the kids due to privacy laws. These cards are from the 4th graders in Linda Myrick’s civics … Continue reading

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Debtors Prisons – Legal Financial Obligations

Just before session started this year I had a chance to attend the Facing Race legislative forum. Hosted by several local and national organizations, it was a chance for me to hear stories and facts about a variety of social … Continue reading

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Advice from 4th Graders – Week 7

I am really enjoying these posts from Linda Myrick’s 4th graders at Somerset Elementary in Bellevue. This particular piece needs broad circulation, and I will be sending it to all the members of the House. We have three more days … Continue reading

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Fiscal Cutoff

State legislatures typically meet for a relatively short period of time each year and consequently are very deadline driven. Congress works on things until they are ready to be brought forward, but in most states (including Washington) the dates are … Continue reading

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Advice from 4th Graders – Week 6

Really, really good advice from the 4th graders in Linda Myrick’s class at Somerset Elementary in Bellevue.

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Advice from 4th Graders – Week 5

Again, fabulous advice for State Legislators from Linda Myrick’s 4th grade class at Somerset Elementary in Bellevue. 

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Gov. Inslee’s Carbon Pricing Model, Part 2

Last week’s newsletter on Gov. Inslee’s Carbon Action Pricing Model got a lot of comments – about three times the normal amount. Thanks for reading it! The bill has arrived in the Appropriations committee and we will spend some time … Continue reading

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Advice from 4th Graders – Week 4

More pearls of wisdom from 4th graders in Linda Myrick’s class at Somerset elementary in Bellevue. not sure if this is a McCleary reference, but it’s probably pretty good advice in general.

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Gov. Inslee’s Carbon Pricing Proposal

I’ve gotten a lot of email this year about Governor Inslee’s climate proposal, both pro and con. Mostly pro, but a number of questions have come up and I’d like to take the opportunity to address them. I have no … Continue reading

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Advice from 4th Graders – Week 3

Week three of the series “Advice for Legislators from 4th Graders” created by Linda Myrick’s class at Somerset Elementary in Bellevue.

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