Tax cuts help local business: expanding, increasing wages
I toured NW Motor Service’s new facility in Longview on February 20 and saw firsthand how they are investing and growing, in part due to the federal tax cuts Congress passed and I supported. Since the tax cuts became law in December, we are hearing from folks all over who are seeing benefits in the form of bigger paychecks, increased wages, and expanded business investment. Thank you to Spencer and team for showing me around and sharing some ways I can be helpful at the federal level. It’s great to see businesses doing well in Cowlitz County!
Have you been impacted by the tax cuts? Maybe you’ve noticed a bump in your paycheck or are hiring more employees for your small business. I’d love to hear about it! You can send me an email or call my office at 360-695-6292.
Beach erosion threatens homes on Puget Island, Cape Horn
Beach erosion is threatening dozens of homes on Puget Island and Cape Horn. Thank you to the local residents and Wahkiakum County commissioners who showed me around on February 20 and for inviting me into your home and expressing your concerns as property owners. I will continue to push for approval of the permits required to make dredge spoils available for the beaches in front of these homes. You can read more here about my visit and efforts to aid the community with this critical issue.
Combatting youth substance abuse, mental health disorders
As the opioid crisis continue to impact Southwest Washington communities, I am thankful for the good work of Daybreak Youth Services in Clark County to help youth with substance use disorders and associated mental health conditions. Thank you to Sheri and team for showing me around their Brush Prairie inpatient treatment centers recently. I appreciated hearing from several young people who are on the road to recovery and discussing ways we can work together to help families struggling with the effects of substance abuse.