News Releases

Last Friday in the House Finance Committee, the 9-4 Democrat majority voted to approve $4.5 billion in new tax increases. While a final operating budget has yet to be produced, many...

April 26, 2019

A bill Rep. Jeremie Dufault co-sponsored with Rep. Lisa Callan, D-Issaquah, that eliminates the annual renewal fees on Purple Heart license plates, received Gov. Jay Inslee’s signature Wednesday, following approval in...

April 25, 2019

On Wednesday, Gov. Inslee signed legislation requiring the Department of Children, Youth and Families (DCYF) to evaluate traumatic brain injury (TBI) screening tools for children going into the state’s foster care...

April 25, 2019

A measure by Rep. Jeremie Dufault that will allow the Astria Toppenish Hospital in Toppenish to operate its newly opened psychiatric care facility without losing money was signed into law Wednesday...

April 25, 2019

Washington members of the U.S. Armed Forces who are deployed out of state soon will no longer have to return back to the Evergreen state to renew their conceal pistol licenses...

April 25, 2019

A recent public records request to the Washington State Patrol asking for the names and addresses of citizens who voluntarily turned in their bump stocks as part of the state’s buy-back...

April 25, 2019

A recent public records request asking the state patrol to release the names and addresses of citizens participating in the state’s bump-stock buy-back program has prompted legislators in the state House...

April 25, 2019

Surrounded by members of Native American tribes from throughout Washington state, Gov. Jay Inslee signed landmark legislation Wednesday authored by Rep. Gina Mosbrucker that takes a major step toward advancing the...

April 24, 2019

Gov. Jay Inslee signed House Bill 1801 into law today. The legislation, prime sponsored by Rep. Ed Orcutt, will permit state and local governments to apply for a certificate of authority...

April 24, 2019

A bill that would require hospitals to notify a rape victim within two hours of their arrival that they don’t have rape kits or a provider trained in sexual assault examinations...

April 24, 2019