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  “We were truly saddened to hear the news that we lost our friend Mary Skinner after her courageous bout with cancer. Mary touched everyone who had the privilege of knowing...

Feb. 5, 2009

A constituent recently asked me not to vote for a salary increase for legislators. He noted, “I have not had a raise in four years.” Similar comments are voiced from other...

Feb. 4, 2009

Measure could help police capture criminals more quickly Several law enforcement officers today told the House Public Safety and Emergency Services Committee that a bill prime-sponsored by Rep. Brad Klippert would...

Feb. 3, 2009

Bill would allow creation of health sciences and services authority A new university in Yakima that trains primary care physicians could get a boost if a bill introduced by Rep. Norm...

Feb. 2, 2009

‘This is a small, but good first step to begin what may be a series of supplemental budgets,’ says Alexander   The Washington State House of Representatives passed Substitute House Bill...

Feb. 2, 2009

"It was extremely difficult to make these reductions today, but it was necessary to begin the process of repairing our budget to better fit the revenues the state is bringing in...

Feb. 2, 2009

  Rep. Matt Shea, R-Mead, issued the following statement in response to the introduction of legislation that would broaden domestic partnership rights in Washington state (SB 5688 and HB 1727), and...

Feb. 2, 2009

  State lawmakers are considering a bill that would move Spokane’s North-South Freeway project to the top of the priority list for transportation funding in the “Special Category C Account.” House...

Feb. 2, 2009

  Reps. Larry Haler and Brad Klippert are joined by Sen. Jerome Delvin in sponsoring the Legislature’s first “Energy Independence Day” Friday, Feb. 6 in Olympia. The event seeks to highlight...

Jan. 30, 2009

Reps. Larry Haler and Brad Klippert are joined by Sen. Jerome Delvin in sponsoring the Legislature’s first “Energy Independence Day” Friday, Feb. 6 in Olympia. The event seeks to highlight the...

Jan. 30, 2009