Rep. Stephanie Barnard's Email Updates

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Lawmakers passed more than 450 bills during the regular 2023 session this year, and one during the additional “special session” called by the governor to address our state’s drug possession law.

May 22, 2023

As we enter the last few days of the 2023 session, the fate of several public policy bills hangs in the balance. This update highlights some of the biggest debates, including...

April 14, 2023

With just a few weeks to the finish line for the 2023 session, the state's three main budgets—operating, transportation, and capital—have taken center stage here at the Legislature. These spending plans...

March 28, 2023

State lawmakers have spent the past several days, and a few late nights, debating and voting on bills. That's because another important deadline is now in the rearview mirror. House of...

March 9, 2023

Along with my co-hosts, Sen. Matt Boehnke and Rep. April Conners, we'll be sharing an up-to-date overview of the good and bad bills that survived the Legislature's recent deadlines. We'll also...

March 1, 2023

We’ve reached the halfway mark of the 2023 session. With more than 1,500 bills to consider, the pace has picked up dramatically.

Feb. 27, 2023

If you care about emergency powers reform, please consider urging the House State Government and Tribal Affairs Committee to hold a public hearing on House Bill 1535.

Feb. 10, 2023

This is a quick reminder to register for the 8th District Virtual Town Hall this evening with me, Sen. Matt Boehnke, and Rep. April Connors. The event begins at 6:30 p.m. and concludes one hour later.

Feb. 9, 2023

We’re one month into the scheduled 105-day legislative session. It's been a busy few weeks. With over 1,500 House and Senate bills introduced, including several on top statewide concerns — it's...

Feb. 6, 2023

We've nearly completed the second week of the 2023 session. It's an honor to be in Olympia representing the people, values, and way of life of the 8th District.

Jan. 19, 2023