News Releases

Travis King, the young man from Wapato for which the state’s emergency responder law, the Travis Alert Act, was named, served as a page in the state House of Representatives from...

Feb. 16, 2020

No longer may managed care insurance organizations (MCOs) keep Medicaid rate reimbursement increases meant for behavioral health providers under the bill unanimously approved Friday by the state House of Representatives. Rep....

Feb. 16, 2020

Legislation passed off the Senate floor on a 46-1 vote today “I am deeply concerned for the people of Washington state with the passage of Senate Bill 6281 from the Senate...

Feb. 14, 2020

A bill that would create a study through the University of Washington to understand the barriers related to patients accessing the state’s Death with Dignity Act was approved by the House...

Feb. 14, 2020

For the second straight legislative session 12th District Rep. Keith Goehner’s fuel tax transparency bill has passed the state House of Representatives. House Bill 1633 would make the posting of state and federal...

Feb. 14, 2020

Events will be held in Mount Vernon and Oak Harbor Rep. Norma Smith, Rep. Dave Paul and Sen. Ron Muzzall will host two town hall meetings on Saturday, February 22. Residents...

Feb. 13, 2020

A bill that would extend peer support services for staff working within the Department of Corrections was unanimously approved by the state House of Representatives on Thursday. House Bill 2762 was...

Feb. 13, 2020

A bill that would provide some regulatory relief for early learning providers passed the House unanimously on Thursday. House Bill 2556, introduced by Rep. Tom Dent, would create a community-based training pathway...

Feb. 13, 2020

Rep. Andrew Barkis, ranking Republican on the House Transportation Committee, released the following statement on a King County Judge’s I-976 ruling: “While the ruling was a win for proponents of I-976,...

Feb. 13, 2020

The state House of Representatives passed a controversial Democratic-sponsored measure Wednesday along party lines, 57-40, that would reduce the punishment for those who intentionally transmit or expose the human immunodeficiency virus...

Feb. 12, 2020