I am honored to represent Senate District 14, which includes Beaverton, Aloha and portions of Washington County. As your State Senator, I am committed to funding our schools, protecting Oregon families, and creating jobs.
The Legislature recently completed the 2018 Legislative session. Our number one job in the Legislature is to pass a balanced budget. This session we helped shore up Oregon's budget by preventing some of the most unfair aspects of the Trump Tax Act from automatically becoming part of Oregon's tax code. Failing to act would have cost the state hundreds of millions of dollars and required significant cuts to schools and other services.
We also passed laws to reduce toxic air pollution, protect survivors of domestic violence, and reduce the unfunded state pension liability. These even year sessions were created to make technical fixes and respond to pressing issues that cannot wait until odd year sessions. That's what we did.
Between now and the regular session in January, I will be working on a special committee with the goal of creating comprehensive tax reform that stabilizes and funds education in Oregon. We need to improve Oregon's financial footing by reforming our volatile tax code and containing the cost of government. We also need to get to a place where our budget is not significantly impacted by changes at the federal level. This way we can ensure Oregonians have the schools and other services they need to thrive.
As always, I value your input, questions, and concerns. You can contact me by calling me at 503-986-1714 or emailing me at email@example.com. Please also subscribe to my newsletter, follow me on Twitter, and like me on Facebook for updates throughout the year.