Rep. Jeremie Dufault's Email Updates


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The gavel dropped and the 2022 legislative session ended just a few moments ago. State lawmakers will not return to Olympia until January 2023 unless a special session is called. The...

March 10, 2022

The legislative session is at the halfway point. Here is an update on some important issues. Repealing the capital gains income tax Last week, a Douglas County Superior Court judge heard...

Feb. 11, 2022

The 2022 legislative session began on Monday. Unfortunately, like last legislative session, this year will be largely remote – including House committee hearings held via Zoom. You can find the House...

Jan. 14, 2022

I joined Rep. Bruce Chandler and Sen. Jim Honeyford to provide constituents of the 15th District a 2021 Session Review in this July 2021 newsletter.

July 19, 2021

This year's legislative session, which wrapped up on Sunday, was unlike any other in our state's 131-year history. Floor debates, committee hearings, and voting were conducted remotely. I am disappointed that there...

April 30, 2021

The legislative session is scheduled to end in a few days. I am pleased to share that several important Yakima County projects are currently funded in draft budgets circulating in Olympia....

April 16, 2021

We are now in the final 30 days of the legislative session. Spending and taxes will be the primary focus from here on out. The good news is that Washington state...

March 26, 2021

We have been voting on bills for the last two weeks, and on Tuesday hit what is called “House of Origin cutoff.” That means Tuesday was the last day the House...

March 12, 2021

Last week, the House passed House Bill 1078 that would allow convicted felons to automatically regain their ability to vote before they have completed their full sentences. I strongly oppose this policy. Here...

March 1, 2021

We are currently in the middle of this year's initial budget review. Here are a few things I would like to share with you. Fighting proposed tax increases I have spent...

Feb. 18, 2021