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Rep. Norm Johnson says a proposed $20 increase in car tab fees to pay for transit services in King County would be in defiance of voters’ wishes for no new taxes....

April 14, 2011

Rep. Norma Smith, R-Clinton and lead Republican on economic development issues in the Washington State House of Representatives, issued the following statement on House Republicans’ attempt today on a procedural motion...

April 14, 2011

‘We had a chance to help employers, the economy and protect jobs’ In an effort to pass workers’ compensation reform legislation, House Republicans today attempted a procedural motion to bring Senate...

April 14, 2011

Bipartisan legislation that requires traffic safety schools to include as part of their curriculum a 30-minute segment on safe driving among bicyclists and pedestrians was signed into law Monday by Gov....

April 12, 2011

Students Kaitlin Mastin and Christina Swanson recently served as pages in the House of Representatives April 4-8. They were sponsored by 16th District Rep. Maureen Walsh. Kaitlin,14, is an 8th-grader at...

April 11, 2011

‘The House Democrat budget is unsustainable and continues to rely on one-time money for ongoing programs,’ says Alexander   As House Democrats passed their budget proposal today, House Republican leaders issued...

April 9, 2011

The House of Representatives today passed the state operating budget contained in House Bill 1087, which proposes to spend a record $32.4 billion, or $2 billion more than the current budget....

April 9, 2011

As the Legislature contemplates how to deal with a multi-billion dollar budget shortfall, one of the more common phrases heard around the Capitol is “closing tax loopholes.” While this may seem...

April 7, 2011

In a late night House Ways and Means Committee hearing, a budget plan proposed by House Democrats passed by a vote along party lines, 16-11.  The budget proposal fills the state’s...

April 7, 2011

Group highlights principles and key differences with House Democratic plan  House Republicans in the Washington State House of Representatives unveiled their alternative operating budget proposal in a news conference today. The...

April 6, 2011