News Releases

House Republican leadership recently selected Rep. Andrew Barkis, R-Olympia, to serve as the ranking Republican on the House Community Development, Housing and Tribal Affairs Committee. The official swearing-in ceremony held today...

At the onset of the 2018 legislative session Monday, State Rep. Gina McCabe assumed a new role as the lead Republican on the House Labor and Workplace Standards Committee. McCabe, a...

Rep. Vicki Kraft, R-Vancouver, has introduced legislation to change the business and occupation (B&O) tax reporting frequency for small business owners. Current guidelines for monthly reporting were established by the Department...

Rep. Jim Walsh, R-Aberdeen, introduced a bill that would allow for disciplinary action for state officials and employees who knowingly provide false or misleading testimony to the state Legislature. The 19th...

A bill introduced by Rep. Jim Walsh, R-Aberdeen, that would fund legal services for indigent defendants using sales tax revenue from marijuana sales is scheduled for a public hearing in the...

The Department of Natural Resources (DNR) recently increased its ongoing efforts to protect the marbled murrelet. Because of their dependence on logging and timber sales, Rep. Jim Walsh, R-Aberdeen, says the...

Rep. Dave Hayes has pre-filed a bill for the 2018 legislative session that would create a pilot program in Snohomish County intended to provide centralized services that address issues of opioid addiction, behavioral health treatment,...

Rep. Mike Steele, R-Chelan, closes his Chelan office and relocates to Olympia ahead of the 2018 legislative session.

State Representative Gina McCabe, R-Goldendale, will be holding round-table discussions Jan. 3-4 throughout the 14th Legislative District in advance of the 2018 legislative session. McCabe said these meetings are important tools...

After noting several violations following an inspection earlier this month, the state Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has terminated Cooke Aquaculture Pacific’s Port Angeles net pen lease. According to Commissioner of...