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Rep. J.T. Wilcox

R-Yelm | 2nd District

Every week during the legislative session, Republican leaders meet with reporters to answer questions at media availabilities. You can watch any event since December 2020…

Watch: Republican media availabilities

Every week during the legislative session, Republican leaders meet with reporters to answer questions at media availabilities. You can watch any event since December 2020…

Highlights of House Republican floor debates for the 2021 session include discussion of such issues as police reform, taxing capital gains income, open carry of…

Watch: House floor debate highlights

Highlights of House Republican floor debates for the 2021 session include discussion of such issues as police reform, taxing capital gains income, open carry of…

During the 2021 legislative session, 35 bills prime sponsored by Washington House Republicans were passed by the Legislature and sent to the governor’s desk to…

House Republican bills signed into law

During the 2021 legislative session, 35 bills prime sponsored by Washington House Republicans were passed by the Legislature and sent to the governor’s desk to…

In the first four months of 2021 alone, editorial boards from across Washington state wrote more than 40 opinion pieces critical of the majority party…

Editorial boards criticize Democrats’ policies, processes

In the first four months of 2021 alone, editorial boards from across Washington state wrote more than 40 opinion pieces critical of the majority party…

Below are letters that Republican state representatives signed on to and were sent to the governor or other government officials dating back to March 2020…

Republican letters to Gov. Jay Inslee

Throughout the 2020 interim, and during the COVID-19 pandemic, legislative Republicans sent Gov. Inslee and other government officials more than 30 letters. In these letters…

Despite record state tax collections the last three legislative sessions, and an influx of federal stimulus funds from the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021…

Tax increases passed by Democrats

Despite record state tax collections the last three legislative sessions, and an influx of federal stimulus funds from the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021…

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Rep. Drew Stokesbary

R-Auburn | 31st District

Rep. Drew Stokesbary, R-Auburn, ranking Republican on the House Appropriations Committee, released a statement Sunday evening following the Legislature’s passage of the 2021-23 operating budget…

Statement on operating budget from Rep. Drew Stokesbary

Rep. Drew Stokesbary, R-Auburn, ranking Republican on the House Appropriations Committee, released a statement Sunday evening following the Legislature’s passage of the 2021-23 operating budget…

Making 2021-2023 fiscal biennium operating appropriations. Sponsors: Rolfes, Wilson, L., Wilson, C. By Request: Office of the Governor. Companion Bill: HB 1094. Jan 6: Prefiled…

2021-23 operating budget

Making 2021-2023 fiscal biennium operating appropriations. Sponsors: Rolfes, Wilson, L., Wilson, C. By Request: Office of the Governor. Companion Bill: HB 1094. Jan 6: Prefiled…

The Legislature is currently developing budgets for the 2021 Regular Session. Select an option below to see reports for that budget: 2021-23 Operating Budget Reports…

More operating budget details

The Legislature is currently developing budgets for the 2021 Regular Session. Select an option below to see reports for that budget: 2021-23 Operating Budget Reports…

Quick Facts
  • 2021-23 budget cycle: July 1, 2021 to June 30, 2023.
  • Funds: K-12 education, higher education, corrections, human services, and other government operations.
  • Funded by: State taxes (sales tax, property tax and B&O tax), federal funds, tuition, and other sources.
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Rep. Andrew Barkis

R-Olympia | 2nd District

The Washington State House of Representatives voted Saturday to approve the final 2021-23 transportation budget proposal, 90-6. The $11.8 billion biennial budget funds infrastructure projects…

Statement on transportation budget from Rep. Andrew Barkis

The Washington State House of Representatives voted Saturday to approve the final 2021-23 transportation budget proposal, 90-6. The $11.8 billion biennial budget funds infrastructure projects…

Making transportation appropriations for the 2021-2023 fiscal biennium. Sponsors: Hobbs, King, Nobles, Saldaña, Wilson, C. By Request: Office of Financial Management. Companion Bill: HB 1135…

2021-23 transportation budget

Making transportation appropriations for the 2021-2023 fiscal biennium. Sponsors: Hobbs, King, Nobles, Saldaña, Wilson, C. By Request: Office of Financial Management. Companion Bill: HB 1135…

The documents below are associated with legislative budget proposals. Information is updated when documents become available to the public. For a historical list of other…

2021-23 transportation budget

The documents below are associated with legislative budget proposals. Information is updated when documents become available to the public. For a historical list of other…

Quick Facts
  • 2021-23 budget cycle: July 1, 2021 to June 30, 2023.
  • Funds: Capital projects, operating programs, and debt service.
  • Funded by: Fuel taxes, license fees, tolls, bonds, and federal funding.
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Rep. Mike Steele

R-Chelan | 12th District

With just one day left in the 2021 legislative session, lawmakers unanimously approved a new two-year spending plan for capital projects around the state. The…

Statement on capital budget from Rep. Mike Steele

With just one day left in the 2021 legislative session, lawmakers unanimously approved a new two-year spending plan for capital projects around the state. The…

Concerning the capital budget. Sponsors: Tharinger, Leavitt, Wylie, Callan, Hackney. By Request: Office of Financial Management. Companion Bill: SB 5083. Jan 5: Prefiled for introduction…

2021-23 capital budget

Concerning the capital budget. Sponsors: Tharinger, Leavitt, Wylie, Callan, Hackney. By Request: Office of Financial Management. Companion Bill: SB 5083. Jan 5: Prefiled for introduction…

2021-23 Capital Budget As Passed Legislature (04/24/2021). Total Budgeted Funds (TOT-B) Includes Alternative Finance Projects (Dollars in Thousands). New Appropriations Total 1st Legislative District: 13,141…

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2021-23 Capital Budget As Passed Legislature (04/24/2021). Total Budgeted Funds (TOT-B) Includes Alternative Finance Projects (Dollars in Thousands). New Appropriations Total 1st Legislative District: 13,141…

Quick Facts
  • 2021-23 budget cycle: July 1, 2021 to June 30, 2023.
  • Funds: K-12 school construction, higher education facilities, mental and behavioral health, Public Works Assistance Account, housing, and community projects.
  • Funded by: General obligation bonds, dedicated cash accounts, federal funds, and financing contracts.
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Rep. Ed Orcutt

R-Kalama | 20th District

Concerning an excise tax on gains from the sale or exchange of certain capital assets. Sponsors: Robinson, Hunt, Nguyen, Wilson, C. By Request: Office of…

Senate Bill 5096

Concerning an excise tax on gains from the sale or exchange of certain capital assets. Sponsors: Robinson, Hunt, Nguyen, Wilson, C. By Request: Office of…

Featuring House Republican Reps. Jeremie Dufault, Chris Corry, Andrew Barkis, Peter Abbarno, Michelle Caldier, Jacquelin Maycumber, Drew MacEwen, Gina Mosbrucker, Kelly Chambers, Drew Stokesbary, Vicki…

House floor debate highlights (House Bill 5096)

Featuring House Republican Reps. Jeremie Dufault, Chris Corry, Andrew Barkis, Peter Abbarno, Michelle Caldier, Jacquelin Maycumber, Drew MacEwen, Gina Mosbrucker, Kelly Chambers, Drew Stokesbary, Vicki…

Rep. Ed Orcutt, ranking Republican on the House Finance Committee and member of the Economic and Revenue Forecast Council, discusses the income tax on capital…

Media availability

Rep. Ed Orcutt, ranking Republican on the House Finance Committee and member of the Economic and Revenue Forecast Council, discusses the income tax on capital…

The House Finance Committee considers issues relating to state and local revenues, such as increases or decreases in taxes; exemptions from taxes; and changes in…

House Finance Committee

The House Finance Committee considers issues relating to state and local revenues, such as increases or decreases in taxes; exemptions from taxes; and changes in…

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Rep. Drew MacEwen

R-Union | 35th District

Increasing legislative involvement in gubernatorial proclamations relating to a state of emergency. Sponsors: MacEwen, Chapman, Boehnke, Jacobsen, Ybarra, Dufault, Dent, Robertson, Goehner, Stokesbary, Griffey, Corry…

House Bill 1557

Increasing legislative involvement in gubernatorial proclamations relating to a state of emergency. Sponsors: MacEwen, Chapman, Boehnke, Jacobsen, Ybarra, Dufault, Dent, Robertson, Goehner, Stokesbary, Griffey, Corry…

Exempting certain matters from the cutoff dates established in Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 8401. Sponsors: MacEwen, Boehnke, Dufault, Klippert, Robertson, Kraft. Apr 14: Held on…

House Concurrent Resolution 4402

Exempting certain matters from the cutoff dates established in Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 8401. Sponsors: MacEwen, Boehnke, Dufault, Klippert, Robertson, Kraft. Apr 14: Held on…

Washington House Republicans are pushing for a vote on an emergency powers reform bill they believe is critical to pass prior to the end of…

News release

Washington House Republicans are pushing for a vote on an emergency powers reform bill they believe is critical to pass prior to the end of…

Washingtonians were not meant to be governed by emergency orders or the decisions of one person — Gov. Jay Inslee — for months on end…

Op-ed

Washingtonians were not meant to be governed by emergency orders or the decisions of one person — Gov. Jay Inslee — for months on end…

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Rep. Mary Dye

R-Pomeroy | 9th District

Concerning the Washington climate commitment act. Sponsors: Carlyle, Saldaña, Conway, Das, Frockt, Hunt, Liias, Nguyen, Pedersen, Salomon, Stanford, Wilson, C. By Request: Office of the…

Senate Bill 5126

Concerning the Washington climate commitment act. Sponsors: Carlyle, Saldaña, Conway, Das, Frockt, Hunt, Liias, Nguyen, Pedersen, Salomon, Stanford, Wilson, C. By Request: Office of the…

On Friday evening, majority Democrats in the House Environment and Energy Committee passed the governor’s so-called “Climate Commitment Act,” Senate Bill 5126, a 60-page measure…

News release

On Friday evening, majority Democrats in the House Environment and Energy Committee passed the governor’s so-called “Climate Commitment Act,” Senate Bill 5126, a 60-page measure…

Featuring House Republican Reps. Mary Dye, Jim Walsh, Joe Schmick, Tom Dent, Ed Orcutt, Peter Abbarno, Chris Corry and Matt Boehnke. House Republicans believe the…

House floor debate highlights (Senate Bill 5126)

Featuring House Republican Reps. Mary Dye, Jim Walsh, Joe Schmick, Tom Dent, Ed Orcutt, Peter Abbarno, Chris Corry and Matt Boehnke. House Republicans believe the…

Since first taking office in 2013, Gov. Jay Inslee has had little success pushing his carbon reduction schemes. Conservatives have been able to fend off…

Op-ed

Since first taking office in 2013, Gov. Jay Inslee has had little success pushing his carbon reduction schemes. Conservatives have been able to fend off…

The House Environment & Energy Committee considers issues relating to air quality; aquatic lands; oil spill prevention; solid waste; hazardous waste; toxics; climate change; energy…

House Environment & Energy Committee

The House Environment & Energy Committee considers issues relating to air quality; aquatic lands; oil spill prevention; solid waste; hazardous waste; toxics; climate change; energy…

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Rep. Alex Ybarra

R-Quincy | 13th District

Dear Gov. Inslee and Superintendent Reykdal, We have had conversations with many of the school districts in eastern Washington. They are unified in their opposition…

Letter on reopening schools

Dear Gov. Inslee and Superintendent Reykdal, We have had conversations with many of the school districts in eastern Washington. They are unified in their opposition…

Rep. Alex Ybarra, R-Quincy, discusses the governor’s declaration on education, opposing new taxes, and how we can support the mental health of our students.

Capitol Report

Rep. Alex Ybarra, R-Quincy, discusses the governor’s declaration on education, opposing new taxes, and how we can support the mental health of our students.

On March 25, 2021, OSPI submitted a proposal to the U.S. Department of Education to reduce the number of students who take state tests this…

News release

On March 25, 2021, OSPI submitted a proposal to the U.S. Department of Education to reduce the number of students who take state tests this…

The House Education Committee considers issues relating to kindergarten through twelfth grade (K-12) education.

House Education Committee

The House Education Committee considers issues relating to kindergarten through twelfth grade (K-12) education.

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Rep. Gina Mosbrucker

R-Goldendale | 14th District

Establishing requirements for tactics and equipment used by peace officers. Sponsors: Johnson, J., Entenman, Dolan, Ryu, Berry, Simmons, Bateman, Kloba, Lekanoff, Duerr, Fitzgibbon, Slatter, Wylie…

House Bill 1054

Establishing requirements for tactics and equipment used by peace officers. Sponsors: Johnson, J., Entenman, Dolan, Ryu, Berry, Simmons, Bateman, Kloba, Lekanoff, Duerr, Fitzgibbon, Slatter, Wylie…

Concerning investigation of potential criminal conduct arising from police use of force, including custodial injuries, and other officer-involved incidents. Sponsors: Entenman, Hackney, Senn, Dolan, Leavitt…

House Bill 1267

Concerning investigation of potential criminal conduct arising from police use of force, including custodial injuries, and other officer-involved incidents. Sponsors: Entenman, Hackney, Senn, Dolan, Leavitt…

Concerning state oversight and accountability of peace officers and corrections officers. Sponsors: Pedersen, Dhingra, Darneille, Hunt, Kuderer, Liias, Lovelett, Mullet, Nguyen, Salomon, Stanford, Wellman, Wilson…

Senate Bill 5051

Concerning state oversight and accountability of peace officers and corrections officers. Sponsors: Pedersen, Dhingra, Darneille, Hunt, Kuderer, Liias, Lovelett, Mullet, Nguyen, Salomon, Stanford, Wellman, Wilson…

Featuring House Republican Reps. Brad Klippert, Jacquelin Maycumber, Jim Walsh, Jenny Graham, and Gina Mosbrucker. House Bill 1054 would prohibit the use of chokeholds and…

House floor debate highlights (House Bill 1054)

Featuring House Republican Reps. Brad Klippert, Jacquelin Maycumber, Jim Walsh, Jenny Graham, and Gina Mosbrucker. House Bill 1054 would prohibit the use of chokeholds and…

A comprehensive package of legislation was introduced Monday by House Republicans to address repercussions and concerns of a Washington Supreme Court ruling (State v. Blake)…

News release

A comprehensive package of legislation was introduced Monday by House Republicans to address repercussions and concerns of a Washington Supreme Court ruling (State v. Blake)…

At a Republican media availability on March 23, Rep. Gina Mosbrucker, ranking Republican on the House Public Safety Committee, outlined real solutions to address problems…

Media availability

At a Republican media availability on March 23, Rep. Gina Mosbrucker, ranking Republican on the House Public Safety Committee, outlined real solutions to address problems…

The House Public Safety Committee considers a broad array of issues relating to the criminal legal system, including policing; crisis response; crime prevention; criminal penalties…

House Public Safety Committee

The House Public Safety Committee considers a broad array of issues relating to the criminal legal system, including policing; crisis response; crime prevention; criminal penalties…

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Rep. Kelly Chambers

R-Puyallup | 25th District

Notifying students of courses with low-cost instructional materials and open educational resources at the four-year institutions of higher education. Sponsors: Jacobsen, Simmons, Young, Graham, Pollet…

House Bill 1119

Notifying students of courses with low-cost instructional materials and open educational resources at the four-year institutions of higher education. Sponsors: Jacobsen, Simmons, Young, Graham, Pollet…

A bill to help ease college learning material expenses will become law next year. The governor signed the bill sponsored by freshman legislator, Rep. Cyndy…

News release

A bill to help ease college learning material expenses will become law next year. The governor signed the bill sponsored by freshman legislator, Rep. Cyndy…

The House College & Workforce Development Committee considers issues relating to the state’s public and independent baccalaureate colleges and universities; public community and technical colleges…

House College and Workforce Development Committee

The House College & Workforce Development Committee considers issues relating to the state’s public and independent baccalaureate colleges and universities; public community and technical colleges…

Organization and Operations: Members and Staff, Rules & Procedures, Relevant Statutes. Meeting Dates and Materials: Schedules, Agendas, and Documents; Meeting Documents (Prior to 2015); TVW…

Joint Higher Education Committee

Organization and Operations: Members and Staff, Rules & Procedures, Relevant Statutes. Meeting Dates and Materials: Schedules, Agendas, and Documents; Meeting Documents (Prior to 2015); TVW…

Washington State offers many higher education opportunities: Public Baccalaureates, Independent Colleges, Public CTCs, Tribal Colleges, Authorized Institutions, Continuously Exempt Institutions, Conditional Institutions, Seminaries & Related…

Washington Student Achievement Council

Washington State offers many higher education opportunities: Public Baccalaureates, Independent Colleges, Public CTCs, Tribal Colleges, Authorized Institutions, Continuously Exempt Institutions, Conditional Institutions, Seminaries & Related…

Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges. Find college listings, resources for paying for college, legislation information and more.

Washington State Community and Technical Colleges

Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges. Find college listings, resources for paying for college, legislation information and more.

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Rep. Mary Dye

R-Pomeroy | 9th District

Reducing greenhouse gas emissions by reducing the carbon intensity of transportation fuel. Sponsors: Fitzgibbon, Slatter, Berry, Dolan, Bateman, Ramos, Simmons, Ramel, Senn, Peterson, Duerr, Ryu…

House Bill 1091

Reducing greenhouse gas emissions by reducing the carbon intensity of transportation fuel. Sponsors: Fitzgibbon, Slatter, Berry, Dolan, Bateman, Ramos, Simmons, Ramel, Senn, Peterson, Duerr, Ryu…

Concerning the Washington climate commitment act. Sponsors: Carlyle, Saldaña, Conway, Das, Frockt, Hunt, Liias, Nguyen, Pedersen, Salomon, Stanford, Wilson, C. By Request: Office of the…

Senate Bill 5126

Concerning the Washington climate commitment act. Sponsors: Carlyle, Saldaña, Conway, Das, Frockt, Hunt, Liias, Nguyen, Pedersen, Salomon, Stanford, Wilson, C. By Request: Office of the…

Featuring House Republican Reps. Drew Stokesbary, Mary Dye, Jim Walsh, Ed Orcutt, Tom Dent, Andrew Barkis, and Jacquelin Maycumber. House Bill 1091 would authorize the…

House floor debate highlights (House Bill 1091)

Featuring House Republican Reps. Drew Stokesbary, Mary Dye, Jim Walsh, Ed Orcutt, Tom Dent, Andrew Barkis, and Jacquelin Maycumber. House Bill 1091 would authorize the…

Featuring House Republican Reps. Mary Dye, Jim Walsh, Joe Schmick, Tom Dent, Ed Orcutt, Peter Abbarno, Chris Corry and Matt Boehnke. House Republicans believe the…

House floor debate highlights (Senate Bill 5126)

Featuring House Republican Reps. Mary Dye, Jim Walsh, Joe Schmick, Tom Dent, Ed Orcutt, Peter Abbarno, Chris Corry and Matt Boehnke. House Republicans believe the…

All five Republicans who serve on the House Environment and Energy Committee spoke out today against a bill that would kill jobs in Washington and…

News release

All five Republicans who serve on the House Environment and Energy Committee spoke out today against a bill that would kill jobs in Washington and…

On the warmest days in the summer, Seattle and other coastal cities can be as much as 17 degrees warmer than surrounding rural areas. The…

News release

On the warmest days in the summer, Seattle and other coastal cities can be as much as 17 degrees warmer than surrounding rural areas. The…

The House Environment & Energy Committee considers issues relating to air quality; aquatic lands; oil spill prevention; solid waste; hazardous waste; toxics; climate change; energy…

House Environment & Energy Committee

The House Environment & Energy Committee considers issues relating to air quality; aquatic lands; oil spill prevention; solid waste; hazardous waste; toxics; climate change; energy…

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Rep. Michelle Caldier

R-Port Orchard | 26th District

Addressing landlord-tenant relations by providing certain tenant protections during and after public health emergencies, providing for legal representation in eviction cases, and authorizing landlord access…

Senate Bill 5160

Addressing landlord-tenant relations by providing certain tenant protections during and after public health emergencies, providing for legal representation in eviction cases, and authorizing landlord access…

On Thursday, April 22, Gov. Jay Inslee vetoed two key sections of Senate Bill 5160 that would have provided needed assistance to landlords who have…

Statement

On Thursday, April 22, Gov. Jay Inslee vetoed two key sections of Senate Bill 5160 that would have provided needed assistance to landlords who have…

Protecting residential tenants from the beginning to end of their tenancies by penalizing the inclusion of unlawful lease provisions and limiting the reasons for eviction…

House Bill 1236

Protecting residential tenants from the beginning to end of their tenancies by penalizing the inclusion of unlawful lease provisions and limiting the reasons for eviction…

Featuring House Republican Reps. Jeremie Dufault, Vicki Kraft, Michelle Caldier, Jim Walsh, Peter Abbarno, Greg Gilday, Kelly Chambers, Andrew Barkis, and Cyndy Jacobsen. House Bill…

House floor debate highlights (House Bill 1236)

Featuring House Republican Reps. Jeremie Dufault, Vicki Kraft, Michelle Caldier, Jim Walsh, Peter Abbarno, Greg Gilday, Kelly Chambers, Andrew Barkis, and Cyndy Jacobsen. House Bill…

A bill that would create a home sharing grant program to help reduce the homeless population in Washington state was recently heard by a House…

News release

A bill that would create a home sharing grant program to help reduce the homeless population in Washington state was recently heard by a House…

The House Housing, Human Services & Veterans Committee considers a broad array of issues relating to housing, including the accessibility and affordability of housing; landlord-tenant…

House Housing, Human Services and Veterans Committee

The House Housing, Human Services & Veterans Committee considers a broad array of issues relating to housing, including the accessibility and affordability of housing; landlord-tenant…

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Rep. Matt Boehnke

R-Kennewick | 8th District

Rep. Matt Boehnke, R-Kennewick, has introduced a bill to prevent state agencies from profiting from the sale of Washingtonians’ personal data. Under House Bill 1552…

News release

Rep. Matt Boehnke, R-Kennewick, has introduced a bill to prevent state agencies from profiting from the sale of Washingtonians’ personal data. Under House Bill 1552…

Rep. Matt Boehnke, R-Kennewick, joins the Lars Larson Show to discuss the recent statewide data breach that exposed the personal data of at least 1.4…

News release

Rep. Matt Boehnke, R-Kennewick, joins the Lars Larson Show to discuss the recent statewide data breach that exposed the personal data of at least 1.4…

The House Community & Economic Development Committee considers issues relating to community development; community investment programs; and underrepresented communities. The committee also considers issues relating…

House Community and Economic Development Committee

The House Community & Economic Development Committee considers issues relating to community development; community investment programs; and underrepresented communities. The committee also considers issues relating…