State Reps. Jesse Young and Larry Seaquist held a series of four town hall meetings in Purdy, Key Center, Port Orchard and Bremerton on Feb. 21-22. All the meetings were well attended.
Citizens came to hear about what has been going on in Olympia this legislative session, to ask questions and voice concerns. The hot topics that people had the most questions about were health care, transportation and education.
Many people were concerned about how the new health care laws would affect them. Others had questions about transportation and gas taxes, and others had concerns about how we are funding education.
Young also spoke about a bill he sponsored to give tax breaks to new tech companies who are willing to open up shop in areas where military bases are located so they can take advantage of the people, infrastructure and technology already in place and create jobs for communities.
People who attended the town hall meetings seemed to appreciate interacting with their representatives, even if they didn’t get all of their questions answered.
I would encourage more people to show up to these events.