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Lawmakers adjourned sine die on Sunday, April 25, spending a record $58.9 billion over the 2019-21 biennium, an increase of $7 billion or 13.6%. The operating budget passed on a party-line...

April 25, 2021

Lawmakers adjourned sine die on Sunday, April 25, spending a record $58.9 billion over the 2019-21 biennium, an increase of $7 billion or 13.6%. The operating budget passed on a party-line...

April 25, 2021

Rep. Drew Stokesbary, R-Auburn, delivers remarks during final passage of the 2021-23 state operating budget.

April 25, 2021

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: “Unfortunately, I can only restate all...

April 25, 2021

House Republicans, including Rep. Mary Dye, R-Pomeroy, ranking Republican on the House Environment and Energy Committee, believe the Democrats’ cap-and-tax scheme is regressive, unfair and unnecessary, and will hurt working families...

April 25, 2021

Rep. Ed Orcutt, ranking member on the House Finance Committee, provides House floor remarks on final passage of Senate Bill 5096 (income tax on capital gains) on April 24, 2021. Learn...

April 24, 2021

With only one day remaining of the 2021 legislative session, lawmakers on Saturday unanimously approved a new two-year, $6.3 billion capital budget that includes $161.1 million for projects throughout the 20th...

April 24, 2021

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 across the state, including maintenance and...

April 24, 2021

With the 2021 legislative session winding down, 4th District lawmakers voted in support of a strong, bipartisan 2021-23 capital budget. securing more than $16.8 million in funds for community projects and other...

April 24, 2021

The negotiated version of the next two-year state capital budget was approved by the Legislature today. Lawmakers representing the 15th Legislative District applauded the budget, which includes $19.4 million in critical...

April 24, 2021