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One of the many issues at the forefront of the 2019 legislative session in Olympia was the state’s housing affordability crisis. Gov. Jay Inslee recently signed a bill into law that...

May 10, 2019

In this edition of the Barkis Breakdown, Rep. Andrew Barkis, R-Olympia, gives a breakdown of the good, bad and ugly of the 2019 legislative session, which concluded on April 28. He...

May 9, 2019

A bill that will allow owners who have converted their motorcycles into snow bikes to hold concurrent motorcycle/snow bike licenses was signed into law Tuesday by Gov. Jay Inslee. The measure...

May 8, 2019

As featured in the Dayton Chronicle and Prosser Record-Bulletin One thing we can always count on, in good times and bad: there will always be pressure on the state Legislature to...

May 8, 2019

Two hospital notification bills authored by 26th District State Rep. Michelle Caldier were signed into law Tuesday by Gov. Jay Inslee. House Bill 1016, would require hospitals to notify a rape...

May 7, 2019

On Sunday, the Washington State Legislature approved the 2019-21 capital budget. The $4.9 billion budget funds public works projects statewide, as well as other long-term investments. Washington’s 25th Legislative District will...

May 3, 2019

Gov. Jay Inslee recently vetoed 13th District Rep. Tom Dent’s legislation that would give childcare centers more time to comply with required professional development standards. Dent’s House Bill 1866, which passed both...

May 3, 2019

On Sunday, the Washington State Legislature passed a new, two-year capital budget that invests $4.9 billion in projects across the state. It invests more than $1 billion in K-12 schools, $308...

May 3, 2019

Speaking with Kirby Wilbur on KVI Radio, Rep. Drew Stokesbary, R-Auburn, who serves as the ranking Republican on the House Appropriations Committee and is a member of the Finance Committee, said...

May 2, 2019

Speaking on the Kirby Wilbur Show on KVI Radio, Rep. Brandon Vick, R-Felida, said there were 100 days of session that went well, then the last five days “fell apart” with...

May 2, 2019