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The 2012 legislative session began Jan. 9, and very little has been accomplished toward closing the remaining $1.5 billion shortfall. I will continue to support funding for our developmentally disabled citizens,...

Jan. 23, 2012

The special session to address the nearly $2 billion budget shortfall adjourned Dec. 14 after adopting budget reductions of just $480 million. It is frustrating that very little was accomplished in...

Dec. 21, 2011

It has been great being back home and seeing you at various community events this summer. We are writing to let you know about an important public meeting this week. As...

July 12, 2011

The special session adjourned Wednesday, May 25. We made some difficult decisions and now I am relieved to be home! $32.2 billion budget passed I'm disappointed with the final budget passed...

June 3, 2011

On Thursday, March 17, the state was given an updated revenue forecast for the current and upcoming budgets. Combined, we will have to address more than a $5 billion shortfall. Monday,...

April 5, 2011

I wanted to let you know that my seatmate, Rep. Terry Nealey, and I will be hosting a town hall conversation over the phone this Thursday evening, March 17. These have...

March 14, 2011

This past week we have been spending all of our time on the floor in the House chambers voting on bills before the March 7 deadline to move House bills out...

March 5, 2011

This week, the House passed important tax relief for employers as well as continued benefits for unemployed workers. Two bills were passed unanimously, which are similar, but both are bi-products of...

Feb. 14, 2011

This year's legislative session began Jan. 10, and currently the Legislature is addressing the budget shortfall for the remainder of the 2009-11 budget which ends June 30. We are also discussing...

Jan. 27, 2011

Due to election year restrictions, this is the last e-mail update I will be sending you until November. Unfortunately, the majority party could not agree on how to raise your taxes...

May 11, 2010