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By Rep. Dan Kristiansen – Special to the chambers of commerce My House Republican colleagues and I entered the 60-day regular session Jan. 11 with one thing in mind — job...

March 30, 2010

A letter signed by the entire Washington State House Republican caucus was sent Friday to Attorney General Rob McKenna supporting his decision to join with the bipartisan, nationwide group of attorneys...

March 29, 2010

Small-business owners saddled with thousands of duplicate and confusing state agency rules and regulations can breathe a little easier today because House Bill 2603, sponsored by Rep. Norma Smith, was signed...

March 24, 2010

I recently learned a constituent contacted the Huckleberry Press questioning the facts in a press release I and my House seatmate issued on the state budget and tax package titled, “Democrats...

March 22, 2010

Time out would save taxpayers money while Democrats haggle over tax increases   State House Republican Leader Richard DeBolt said the ongoing disagreement among majority Democrats in the Legislature over how...

March 22, 2010

Rep. Matt Shea today vowed to fight the federal health care measure Congressional Democrats passed Sunday night, and praised Washington Attorney General Rob McKenna for joining in a lawsuit to protect...

March 22, 2010

Walla Walla High School freshman Lauren Wardwell traveled to Olympia March 8-12 to serve as a page in the Washington State House of Representatives. She was sponsored by her 16th District...

March 20, 2010

Majority Democrats in the House of Representatives have voted yet once again to raise taxes. The latest tax package emerged late Friday night with lawmakers returning Saturday for a vote. The...

March 20, 2010

The Washington State House of Representatives today passed $800 million in new and increased taxes, the largest one-year tax package in state history. The $800 million in tax increases includes increases...

March 20, 2010

Retired firefighters who are collecting pensions will no longer be barred from volunteer firefighting duties under a bill sponsored by Rep. Dan Kristiansen, and signed into law this week by Gov....

March 19, 2010