Rep. Drew MacEwen's Email Updates


Another legislative session is under way, and we have a lot of work to do. As you likely know by now, Democrats won a special election back in November, giving them...

Jan. 16, 2018

I hope you had a very happy Thanksgiving with family and friends! I want to thank you for taking a moment out of your day to learn about what I've been...

Nov. 29, 2017

In my last update, I provided an overview of the $43.7 billion operating budget we approved earlier this year. I also talked about the McCleary fix bill we passed that will...

Aug. 25, 2017

Although we still have more work to do before we adjourn sine die, the Legislature finally adopted a 2017-19 operating budget on Friday after 172 days of session. There are many...

July 3, 2017

Rep. Drew MacEwen provides a legislative email update. Topics include the upcoming special session, Navy Appreciation Day and the House Page Program.

April 20, 2017

As Yogi Berra once famously said, "It's like déjà vu all over again." As they did in the 2015 session, House Democrats have released an operating budget proposal that calls for...

March 30, 2017

It's been a busy month so far, as we've spent much of the past 10 days on the House floor voting on bills — more than 300 in total. Now that...

March 10, 2017

Last Friday marked our first major deadline of the session — policy committee cutoff. This means non-fiscal bills that did not pass out of committee are now considered "dead" for the...

Feb. 23, 2017

In late December, Gov. Inslee released an $8.7 billion tax package to solve the final piece of the McCleary puzzle. Since then, it’s been a waiting game to see when a...

Feb. 3, 2017

The 2017 legislative session is under way, and things are off to a fast start with bills being introduced, committee meetings taking place, and budget discussions being held. I'm excited to...

Jan. 19, 2017