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Due to election-year restrictions, content on my website cannot be changed until the Secretary of State certifies the November election results. You are still welcome to contact me directly.

I hope you are healthy and well in these difficult and uncertain times. I am sending this final email update to you before election-year restrictions go into effect on May 11....

May 6, 2020

April 28, 2020

Many people are concerned, worried and confused with everything that is happening surrounding the coronavirus. I sent out some information a couple weeks ago, but since then we have put together...

March 18, 2020

The Legislature adjourned the 60-day legislative session Thursday. This email update will cover my legislation that passed, troubling legislation that made it through the Legislature, the budget and how your tax...

March 12, 2020

Rep. Van Werven talks about the “tax fatigue” she is hearing from constituents, the record revenue coming into the state, and Republican proposals to provide tax relief to the hard-working taxpayers...

March 2, 2020

The legislative session did not end well. The operating budget was rushed through, with a significant increase in taxes. I voted “no” on this budget. In this email update, I provide...

May 3, 2019

Rep. Luanne Van Werven’s legislation to streamline business and occupation tax filing dates for annual filers was signed into law by Gov. Jay Inslee on Friday. House Bill 1059 will extend...

April 22, 2019

Rep. Van Werven talks about the House Democrats operating budget proposal that has passed the House. She also discusses the taxes being proposed to provide additional revenue for the spending plan,...

April 4, 2019

I’d like to thank all of you who attended the town hall Sen. Doug Ericksen and I had in Nooksack on March 16. We got an earful about the direction of...

March 29, 2019

Legislation that would streamline business and occupation tax filing dates for annual filers unanimously passed the state House of Representatives on Monday. Rep. Luanne Van Werven, the sponsor of House Bill...

March 12, 2019