Rep. April Connors' Email Updates


Interested parents, schools and employers, I’ve heard concerns from some parents, employers, and schools about restrictions and limitations for 16- and 17-year-old students seeking jobs and work hours, particularly for students...

April 10, 2024

It’s been two weeks since the 2024 legislative session adjourned sine die. Despite the many policy setbacks we’ve had in recent years as a state, we scored some major victories this...

March 22, 2024

The majority party has scheduled public hearings on three of the six voter-backed initiatives this week: Despite our state constitution’s mandate to prioritize initiatives, the majority party has not scheduled any...

Feb. 26, 2024

Dear Friends and Neighbors, Here at the halfway point of the 60-day legislative session, all six initiatives – signed by over 400,000 Washingtonians – have been certified by the Secretary of...

Feb. 5, 2024

Dear Friends and Neighbors, The 2024 legislative session is officially underway! For the next 60 days, we’ll be debating tax policy, criminal justice laws, housing regulations, and many more state issues...

Jan. 8, 2024

You’re invited! On Thursday, Dec. 7, at 7:00 p.m., Senator Matt Boehnke, Representative Stephanie Barnard, and I will be hosting a citizen’s legislative workshop at the Richland Public Library. We’ll cover the bill...

Dec. 5, 2023

The 2024 legislative session is scheduled to convene on Jan.8 – that’s less than eight weeks away!    Like all regular sessions during even-numbered years in Washington state, we’ll only have...

Nov. 18, 2023

In my last update, I provided an overview of the 2023 legislative session and shared that we had been called into a one-day special session to fix the state Supreme Court’s...

Aug. 11, 2023

The 2023 legislative session adjourned, sine die, on April 23, but not before a last-minute, failed attempt by the majority party to pass a bill to criminalize drug possession before the...

May 6, 2023

Dear Friends and Neighbors, The cherry blossoms are blooming, we’re nearing the end of session, and we just wrapped up “budget week” here at the Capitol. That’s when all three House...

April 3, 2023