This session has been very fast-paced, and I have enjoyed listening and responding to many citizens who have offered their feedback concerning proposed legislation. Now, I want to hear from you. I would appreciate your response to a brief survey below, as well as your input about anything else you would like for me to know. You can email me at Dan.Griffey@leg.wa.gov or call my office at 360-786-7966.
To answer each of the questions below, click here.
1) State Senate leaders have unveiled a $15 billion transportation revenue package that includes an incremental gas-tax increase of 11.7 cents over the next three years. Would you support this gas-tax increase if it helped fund projects in the 35th District?
2) Do you believe Washington state should consider hydroelectric power as a renewable resource to stabilize energy prices for consumers, protect air and water quality, and make funds more available for construction projects?
3) Do you believe agency actions by the Department of Ecology and the Department of Fish and Wildlife that affect your private property rights should be supported with empirical science acquired through proper use of the scientific method, peer review, reproduction of results and journal publication?
4) What is the better approach to funding education?
Telephone town hall
I will be hosting a telephone town hall on Wed., March 4 from 6-7 p.m. The town hall will be interactive, and listeners will have the opportunity to ask questions and participate in real-time polls. If you wish to take part in the telephone town hall, please call (360) 947-3422. I look forward to hearing from you!
Town hall meeting
In addition to the telephone town hall, I will be hosting an in-person town hall meeting with Rep. Drew MacEwen on Sat., March 14 from 2-3:30 p.m. at The Pavilion at Sentry Park in Shelton. The address is:
190 W. Sentry Drive
Shelton, WA 98584
(Just behind Gillis Auto Center in Shelton)
Introducing my pages, Kenneth and Lauryn
I had the privilege of sponsoring two pages through the House Page Program last week. Kenneth and Lauryn are both from Shelton and attend the same junior high school. I find tremendous value in the House Page Program, because it provides an excellent opportunity for students to come to Olympia to experience state government at work.
During their time as pages, Kenneth and Lauryn attended page school every day to understand how the Legislature operates. They also learned to navigate the many buildings on the Capitol campus, and delivered messages and documents to legislators and staff. I appreciate their service throughout the week! To find out more about the House Page Program, click here.
Read my column in the Port Orchard Independent
I recently wrote a column for the Port Orchard Independent that gives an overview of the first six weeks of the legislative session, as well as legislation I'm working on. To read the column, click here.
Every Wednesday at 7:40 a.m., I will be on KMAS Radio in Shelton for a live interview with Dale Hubbard and Jeff Slakey to discuss the latest happenings in the Legislature. My most recent interviews are below:
February 11 — Topics include: my work to designate hydro as renewable power in Washington state, criminal sentencing, and meeting with constituents.
February 18 — Topics include: my views on the push to abolish the death penalty, legislation moving through my committees, and the state Senate's transportation tax package that would increase the gas-tax to fund projects.
Last Friday was the first deadline of the session, when bills were required to be passed out their respective policy committees or be considered “dead” for the session. This Friday, Feb. 27, is the second deadline of the session, when all bills referred to a fiscal committee but not passed out are also considered “dead.” To learn more about cutoff, give this blog post a read.
It is an honor to serve you. Thank you for subscribing to my legislative email updates and keeping up on the issues that are affecting our district.
Together, we are doing better!