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The Legislature’s record 193-day session ended Thursday evening when the body failed to pass both a remedy to the recent rural water rights case known as the Hirst decision and the...

Forty-second District Reps. Vincent Buys and Luanne Van Werven issued the following joint statement today after the Legislature adjourned Thursday without passing legislation to address the state Supreme Court’s Hirst decision that jeopardizes...

“We’re disappointed that Hirst negotiations ended at an impasse. In the end, the House Democrats failed to bring any Hirst-related bill to the floor for a vote. If they would have...

Rep. Gina McCabe, R-Goldendale, talks with KIHR about the state capital budget and the need for a solution for the state Supreme Court’s Hirst decision.  

Rep. Jim Walsh, R-Aberdeen, talks with Mike Wallin on KEDO about the need for a solution for the state Supreme Court’s Hirst decision and a state capital budget.

The ranking Republican on the House Appropriations Committee, Rep. Bruce Chandler, R-Granger, talks with KXL’s Lars Larson about the newly-adopted 2017-19 state operating budget.

Rep. Mark Harmsworth, R-Mill Creek, is calling on the Legislature to act before the conclusion of the third special legislative session on bills proposed to bring relief to taxpayers on high...

19th District Rep. Jim Walsh, R-Aberdeen, discusses the most important property rights issue to face Washington state in over 20-years, the state Supreme Court’s Hirst decision. Walsh shares the importance of...

Rep. Dick Muri, R-Steilacoom, was recently appointed to the Joint House and Senate Education Accountability Oversight Committee. The working group helps identify and recommend options for tracking performance and critical measures...

A bill sponsored by Senate Republicans designed to help community and technical colleges expand was signed into law recently by the governor. Rep. Jim Walsh, R-Aberdeen, was part of a group...