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I share the frustrations of many that the Legislature adjourned July 20 after a record 193 days in session without passing a capital construction budget. This $4 billion budget funds statewide infrastructure...

In this edition of the Barkis Breakdown, 2nd District Rep. Andrew Barkis, R-Olympia, breaks down the longest session in state history – 193 days to be exact. He discusses where the...

Rep. Paul Harris, R-Vancouver, has received the Washington Business Alliance 2017 Career and Technical Education (CTE) Legislator of the Year Award for his leadership on behalf of CTE students statewide. Harris who co-chairs...

Rep. Jim Walsh, R-Aberdeen, talks about the number of complaints his office has received about the new tougher distracted driving laws. Driving under the influence of an electronic device (DUI-E), means...

Rep. Jim Walsh, R-Aberdeen, says the lack of approval on the state’s capital budget and a solution for Hirst is not about partisan bickering. Rather, it’s evidence of a deepening rural/urban...

Rep. Mary Dye’s passion in bringing the essential service of broadband fiber and infrastructure to rural Washington continues to be one of her main legislative priorities. With Dye’s dedication to this...

Rep. Brandon Vick speaks to Senate Bill 5977 – supporting tax incentives for manufacturers to boost the local economy. The bill passed the House of Representatives 83-10 and the Senate 33-16....

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...