News Releases

Ongoing efforts to solve rural Washington’s broadband problem are bearing fruit.  After two years of give and take, legislation sponsored by Rep. Mary Dye, R-Pomeroy, has been signed into law. House...

March 26, 2018

Legislation sponsored by Rep. Paul Graves to help physical therapists better meet patients' needs was signed into law by the governor Thursday.

March 23, 2018

Legislation sponsored by Rep. Michelle Caldier to provide better agency and school district support to students in out-of-home care was signed into law Wednesday.

March 22, 2018

Washington’s Local Infrastructure Financing Tool (LIFT) program has provided millions of dollars for economic development projects across the state since it was enacted by the Legislature in 2006. The program, however, has been...

March 22, 2018

A measure that seeks to crack down on abuses of those who misrepresent their pets as service animals, while ensuring access to authentic trained service animals, was signed into law Thursday...

March 22, 2018

Legislation sponsored by Rep. Vincent Buys that would reduce regulations for food truck owners and operators was signed into law today. House Bill 2639 would exempt food trucks from requirements to...

March 22, 2018

A bill sponsored by Rep. Drew MacEwen to ensure incarcerated criminal offenders pay court-ordered restitution to their victims in a timely manner was signed into law Wednesday.

March 22, 2018

A bill that would exempt from public disclosure trade information related to hop grower lot information was signed by the governor today. Currently, the Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA) conducts...

March 22, 2018

Residents of the 17th Legislative District will have an opportunity to learn more about the 2018 legislative session by meeting with their legislators at a town hall meeting Saturday, March 24....

March 22, 2018

Students seeking financial assistance to pursue a certificate or degree through a professional-technical program will now have the same scholarship opportunities as those planning to attend four-year institutions. Rep. Jeff Holy...

March 21, 2018