State Legislature

Randall to host three town halls March 23

Sessions will be in Bremerton, Gig Harbor and Vaughn


How did the 26th LD vote this week?

A compilation of major bills under consideration in the state Legislature.


State senators propose daylight saving time — all the time

Senate passes bill allowing residents to vote on adopting daylight saving time


School bond vote requirements to remain the same after Senate vote fails

Floor debate showed a wide range of opinions from lawmakers

Senate creates commission to review major airport location options

A list of the top six location finalists would be completed by January.

Randall, Caldier bills move on for consideration

Two bills sponsored by members of the 26th Legislative District have moved on for consideration after being approved by their respective chambers. The state Senate… Continue reading

SRO training requirements bill passes Senate

Legislation defines law enforcement officer’s role on campus

26th Legislative District:

Bills move forward; town halls set

Randall introduces bill creating pathway to universal health care

SB 5822 is joined by House’s companion HB 1877 under consideration in Olympia.

Proposed legislation would make tiny-home zoning easier

Tiny houses are a trendy new housing option that is often considered affordable — however, zoning requirements and other laws make them difficult to legally… Continue reading

26th LD lawmakers seek legislation in early weeks of session

Caldier introduces protections from library internet porn; Randall seeking military benefit zones.

Lawmakers file bill to eliminate postage need for mail ballots

The legislation would make mail-in election process postage-free.

Lawmakers propose new strategy after voters nix carbon tax

Four environmental reform bills filed on Thursday

Sheldon introduces bill to enhance target-shooting area safety

The bill would require DNR to establish target-shooting areas in Mason, Skagit counties.

Caldier pre-files legislative bills for start of session

One proposal would provide oversight on nonprofit health care CEO, board salaries

Randall’s 104-vote margin edges McClendon for state Senate seat

But the narrow lead will result in a manual recount in Kitsap, Pierce counties.

Angel ending her elective career

Legislator and commissioner, Angel has followed a sometimes difficult path to public service

Candidates provide an introduction to Port Orchard Chamber of Commerce members

PORT ORCHARD — Candidates running for seats in the 26th and 35th legislative districts who have moved on to the general election Nov. 6 shared… Continue reading

Caldier blasts opponent over ethics charge

Legislative Ethics Board dismisses complaint that representative improperly directed state funding.

Rep. Young assessed another legislative ethics fine

The 26th District state legislator is fined $1,500 for mixing state, campaign work at town halls.