Dear Friends and Neighbors,
This Saturday my seatmate, Rep. Jay Rodne, and I, along with Sen. Mark Mullet, are holding three town hall meetings in the 5th District. We hope you'll be able to make it, and we look forward to answering your questions and hearing your comments. Here are the details:
5TH DISTRICT TOWN HALL MEETINGS
SATURDAY, FEB. 22
10 – 11 a.m.
Maple Valley Community Center
22010 S.E. 248th Street
1 – 2 p.m.
Issaquah Highlands Fire Department
1280 N.E. Park Drive
3 – 4 p.m.
Snoqualmie Police Department
34825 S.E. Douglas Street
Watch the latest video update
In this week's update, I discuss my concerns about some of the legislation that's been considered by the state House. These bills – raising the minimum wage to $12 per hour, imposing mandatory paid sick leave on employers with five or more employees – may sound good, but their effects would be very damaging to jobs and the economy. I believe there are better ways to improve job opportunities and worker well-being than by government mandates.
Please click below to watch. And if you have any questions or comments, please feel free to contact me.
Click here for a discussion on my appointment to the governor's work group on education funding, the status on some of my bills, and the Dream Act.
Thank you for taking the time to read my update, and I hope to see you at one of our town hall meetings this weekend!
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