Rep. Luanne Van Werven's Email Updates


Dear Friends and Neighbors, Although the Legislature is not in session, I feel it important to give you an update on the Hirst ruling – the flawed state Supreme Court decision from last...

After 193 days in session - the most in state history - the Legislature adjourned. Budget negotiators deserve kudos for all the long hours and hard work they put in to reach...

Well, the Legislature started its second 30-day special session on Tuesday, May 23. It is frustrating special sessions have become normal operations in Olympia. However, I am encouraged that the K-12 education negotiators are making progress...

The Legislature began a 30-day special session last Monday. Budget negotiators in the House and Senate were unfortunately unable to reach an agreement on a final two-year operating budget. The majority parties, Senate Republicans and House Democrats,...

We have reached the 75th day of the 105-day legislative session and we are at the point where operating, capital and transportation budget proposals are beginning to be unveiled. As early as...

Today we are at the halfway point of the 105-day legislative session. Two important deadlines have passed in the Legislature: House policy committee cutoff (Feb. 17) and House fiscal committee cutoff...

Dear Friends and Neighbors, Senate Republicans and House Democrats have unveiled their K-12 education funding plans to comply with the state Supreme Court McCleary order. Senate Republicans voted to pass their plan over to the...

Dear Friends and Neighbors, Last week I was sworn in to office to begin serving my second term representing you in the 42nd District. Even though this was the second time I...

Dear Friends and Neighbors, After a 20-day special session, the Legislature adjourned on March 29. It was disappointing we couldn’t reach an agreement in the 60-day regular session, but I am mostly pleased...

Legislative note from Rep. Van Werven, March 2: - operating budget proposals, House capital budget