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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. 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...

A bill modifying the current fee structure for surface mining, and another reducing the current growth management restrictions on school siting were recently signed into law by Gov. Jay Inslee. State...

Despite a negotiated agreement between Republicans and Democrats in the House and Senate, Gov. Jay Inslee today vetoed a section of Senate Bill 5977, which would have reduced the business and...

A bill sponsored by Rep. Drew MacEwen to change high school assessment and graduation requirements was signed into law by the governor Friday.