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  Arguing for more adequate instructional time in classrooms, Reps. Dan Newhouse and Bruce Chandler today gave testimony to the House Education Committee on House Bill 1292. Lyle School District Superintendent...

Jan. 27, 2009

Citing many complaints she heard over the past year from local businesses and farmers, Rep. Norma Smith introduced regulatory reform legislation to ensure local businesses are better protected from excessive state...

Jan. 27, 2009

  Eastern Washington and the Tri-Cities gained a strong voice in matters concerning the state’s colleges, universities and students as Rep. Larry Haler, R-Richland, was appointed today to serve on the...

Jan. 27, 2009

House Bill 1292 is scheduled for a public hearing in the House Education Committee   Local lawmakers today outlined legislation they introduced that would allow school districts the ability to operate...

Jan. 26, 2009

Kennewick lawmaker notes Guard sacrifices ensure America’s freedom The House of Representatives today approved a resolution co-sponsored by Rep. Brad Klippert honoring the men and women of the Washington National Guard....

Jan. 26, 2009

‘This isn’t cap and trade, this is cap and tax,’ says Haler   Calling it one of the worst ideas he’s seen in his legislative career, Rep. Larry Haler, R-Richland, announced...

Jan. 22, 2009

‘We’re going to lose more jobs if this legislation passes,’ Schmick says   Rep. Joe Schmick, R-Colfax, stated his firm opposition today against the governor’s upcoming cap and trade proposal. “The...

Jan. 22, 2009

‘This is going to cost us jobs at a time when jobs are more scarce than ever,’ says Short   Rep. Shelly Short, R-Addy, today announced her opposition to upcoming “cap...

Jan. 22, 2009

Measure expected to relieve court backlog of cases The House Judiciary Committee today unanimously approved a measure sponsored by Rep. Brad Klippert that would provide for two additional Benton County District...

Jan. 22, 2009

In a letter to the state’s Salary Commission, House Republican Leader Richard DeBolt urged the board not to approve pay increases for state lawmakers this year. The request to forego salary...

Jan. 21, 2009