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Today the Washington State House of Representatives voted on the first part of a supplemental budget, beginning to close the gap for the remainder of the 2011 fiscal year which ends...

Jan. 24, 2011

The House of Representatives today approved a bill that would make reductions of $340 million for the current fiscal years’ budget. The approved legislation would still leave a $260 million shortfall...

Jan. 24, 2011

  The House of Representatives today approved a bill that would make reductions of $340 million for the current fiscal year budget. The approved legislation would still leave a $260 million...

Jan. 24, 2011

‘The voters have weighed in on this issue with enough frequency and fervor to warrant a place for it in the state constitution,’ says Orcutt   Legislation was introduced in Olympia...

Jan. 21, 2011

“Please visit my web site or e-mail me and sign up for my e-newsletter today”   By Rep. Joe Schmick The 105-day 2011 legislative session kicked off this month with several...

Jan. 21, 2011

State lawmakers are considering legislation that would require traffic schools to include as part of their curriculum a 30-minute segment on safe driving among bicyclists and pedestrians. Eighth District Rep. Brad...

Jan. 21, 2011

Barr-Tech goes to Olympia A local company located in Sprague, Washington testified before the state House Technology, Energy and Communications Committee during a work session this week on its efforts to...

Jan. 20, 2011

6th District lawmaker to partner with Spokane County Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich in reaching out to concerned residents  In the wake of a bomb being found along a parade route in Spokane...

Jan. 20, 2011

As part of his 2011 legislative committee assignments, Rep. Mark Hargrove was appointed to serve as the assistant ranking Republican on the House Transportation Committee. The powerful committee is tasked with...

Jan. 19, 2011

Special to the Chambers of Commerce As we enter the second month of the 2011 legislative session, here are some numbers to contemplate: Washington added about 2,100 jobs in December, yet...

Jan. 19, 2011