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On Sunday, the Washington State Legislature approved the 2019-21 capital budget. The $4.9 billion budget includes a record $308.1 million in funding for mental and behavioral health facilities: $120 million in...

April 30, 2019

Rep. Jim Walsh, R-Aberdeen, speaks on Amendment 920 to the tax preferences bill, Senate Bill 5997. The 19th District lawmaker says the change would help retail business owners impacted by the...

April 30, 2019

Rep. Jim Walsh, R-Aberdeen, shares remarks during House floor debate on tax preferences, Senate Bill 5997. The 19th District lawmaker argues that removing the nonresident sales tax exemption will damage many...

April 30, 2019

Rep. Jim Walsh, R-Aberdeen, shares remarks during House floor debate on green transportation options, House Bill 2042. The 19th District lawmaker says incentives are key to advancing green transportation in Washington.

April 30, 2019

On Sunday, the Washington State Legislature passed a new, two-year capital budget. The $4.9 billion budget will fund various construction projects throughout the state. Thirty-fifth District legislators Sen. Tim Sheldon, Rep....

April 29, 2019

In a 97-1 vote Sunday, the Washington State Legislature approved the 2019-21 capital budget. Also known as the state’s construction budget, the $4.9 billion spending plan makes key investments in mental...

April 29, 2019

House Republican Leader J.T. Wilcox provides an overview of the 2019 legislative session, expressing disappointment in the Democrats’ massive, unnecessary tax increases.

April 29, 2019

On Sunday, the Washington State Legislature approved a new capital budget that proposes to spend $4.9 billion over two years. Under this budget, historic investments are made in K-12 schools and...

April 29, 2019

The final 2019-2021 transportation budget approved by the Legislature Sunday includes funding for the Zillah Veterans Memorial Park and Ride. Rep. Jeremie Dufault, R-Selah, a member of the House Transportation Committee,...

April 29, 2019

Rep. Drew Stokesbary, R-Auburn, and ranking Republican on the House Appropriations Committee, released the following statement regarding the 2019-21 operating budget passed by the Legislature Sunday: “We entered the 2019 legislative...

April 28, 2019