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18th District lawmakers schedule Dec. 6 town hall meeting in Battle Ground
November 24, 2014

Sen. Ann Rivers, Rep. Liz Pike and Rep. Brandon Vick are inviting 18th District citizens to join them Saturday, Dec. 6, 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m., for a town hall meeting at the Battle Ground City Hall. Continue reading

Opinion editorial by Rep. Brandon Vick: Addressing obligation to fund education off to a good start, but more room for improvement
June 27, 2014

As a newly appointed member to the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Education, I was eager to confront the obstacles facing parents, students, teachers and schools in our community. One of the largest considerations our public schools face is the 2012 McCleary vs. Washington state ruling by the Washington State Supreme Court. Since the McCleary decision, there has been substantial debate surrounding the implementation of the ruling. The Legislature has made significant strides but more are needed to address our constitutional obligation to fully fund basic education, improve student outcomes and better support educators. Continue reading

Vick earns NFIB award for his support for small business
June 3, 2014

Rep. Brandon Vick was awarded the National Federation of Independent Business’ (NFIB) “Guardian of Small Business Award” in recognition of his business-friendly votes during the 2013-14 legislative sessions. Continue reading

Rep. Vick’s legislative insight – election year restrictions
April 11, 2014

This is just a quick note to let you know that due to election-year restrictions, this will be my last e-mail update until after November. Under the provisions of a 1991 law (created by Initiative 134), there are limits on what I can mail and e-mail. After this update, the soonest I can send another is just before the 2015 legislative session. Continue reading

Brandon Vick to serve on most committees of any state representative
April 10, 2014

Rep. Brandon Vick, R-Felida, was recently appointed to two new fiscal committees: the House Appropriations Committee and House Appropriations Subcommittee on Education. Vick is the only member in the House of Representatives serving on six committees. Continue reading

Rep. Vick’s legislative insight – end of the legislative session
April 7, 2014

Dear Friends and Neighbors,

As most of you know, the 2014 legislative session ended last month on March 13 and it is very good to be home. I enjoy catching up with the citizens of the 18th District and renewing my work in the family business. Below is a brief overview of the session, details on how to contact me and other legislative updates. As always, if you would like to meet with me or have me give a legislative update at a local event, please contact my office Continue reading

Rep. Brandon Vick’s bill to help the timber industry goes to the governor’s desk
March 11, 2014

House Bill 2099 , a bill which provides timberland owners predictability and to allow small forest land owners to do their own accounting, was sponsored by Rep. Brandon Vick, R-Felida, and has passed the House and the Senate unanimously. Continue reading

Rep. Vick’s legislative insight – week eight of the 2014 session
March 5, 2014

Today is the 52nd day of the 2014 session and the cut-off deadline for bills to be heard in committees in the opposite house has passed. Bills not voted out of committee in the opposite chamber are not likely to continue through the process. I look forward to a busy week with extensive voting on the floor and working into the evening. We have already voted on the supplemental budgets, focusing on funding for our transportation, capital and operational needs. We look forward to working out the budget details with the Senate. For a reminder of how a bill becomes law, click here. Continue reading

Rep. Brandon Vick to host telephone town hall March 3
February 28, 2014

Eighteenth District lawmaker Rep. Brandon Vick, invites constituents to take part in a telephone town hall Monday, March 3 at 6:30 p.m.

Residents can call toll-free (800) 278-6179 to join the call. To ask a question of Vick during the live hour-long event, callers should press star (*) on their phones Continue reading

Rep. Vick’s legislative insight – week seven of the 2014 session
February 26, 2014

This is the seventh week of the 2014 legislative session. Several significant deadlines have passed and a large portion of the legislation proposed this year is considered dead. For a reminder of how a bill becomes law, click here. Continue reading