News Releases

The Washington State House of Representatives today passed legislation to eliminate the state Department of Agriculture’s (WSDA) livestock branding and inspection program. The legislation, House Bill 2075, was sponsored by Rep....

March 13, 2019

The state House of Representatives passed a bill Wednesday by Rep. Vicki Kraft that would make it harder for illicit massage parlors to blend in and operate. House Bill 1082 would...

March 13, 2019

The state House of Representatives passed legislation that will help prevent wildfires from spreading and also protect firefighters. The legislation, House Bill 1784, requires the state Department of Natural Resources (DNR)...

March 13, 2019

Sixteenth District Reps. Skyler Rude, R-Walla Walla, and Bill Jenkin, R-Prosser, will be hosting three town halls March 23. During the events, the lawmakers will provide an update on the 2019...

March 13, 2019

Is it a motorcycle? Or is it a snow bike? It won’t make any difference when it comes to licensing the vehicle under a bill that passed the state House of...

March 12, 2019

One agreement under the dome in Olympia is this: the state has a responsibility to protect the environment and future generations. The disagreement comes with the solution on the best ways...

March 12, 2019

‘Wolf recovery in Washington has been one of the largest unfunded mandates in recent memory,’ says Kretz The Washington State House of Representatives passed legislation this week that would require the...

March 12, 2019

In a 98-0 vote Monday, the state House passed a bill sponsored by Rep. Kelly Chambers to hold mandatory reporters accountable for failing to report suspected child abuse or neglect to...

March 12, 2019

A bill modifying current provisions relating to how drivers approach emergency and work zone vehicles was unanimously approved by the state House of Representatives. 16th District Rep. Bill Jenkin sponsored the...

March 12, 2019

On Monday the state House of Representatives passed legislation that would establish a Pesticide Application Safety Committee. House Bill 1725, sponsored by Rep. Tom Dent, is the result of the pesticide...

March 12, 2019