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The House of Representatives today passed a state operating budget, House Bill 1087, by a vote of 54-42. Rep. Hans Zeiger, R-Puyallup, issued the following statement: “I voted against the... ...

May 24, 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 today’s passage of workers’ compensation reform in... ...

May 24, 2011

Compromise passes on day 28 of the 30-day special session   House Bill 2123 passed off the House floor today on a vote of 69–26. Rep. Kevin Parker, R-Spokane, voted... ...

May 23, 2011

Lawmakers in the Legislature have reached an agreement on reforming the state’s workers’ compensation system, including a plan by Rep. Matt Shea to offer limited structured settlements to older workers.... ...

May 23, 2011

Lead legislator for House Republicans says much-needed workers’ compensation reform bill will protect workers and help employers   The House of Representatives today passed a much-needed workers’ compensation reform bill... ...

May 23, 2011

Residents of the 25th Legislative District are invited to participate in Rep. Hans Zeiger’s telephone town hall meeting Thursday, May 26. The event begins at 7 p.m. and will last... ...

May 16, 2011

Rep. Hans Zeiger was recently appointed to serve on the Joint Legislative Audit and Review Committee (JLARC). “I am excited to be part of the committee that looks at efficiencies... ...

May 12, 2011

Police officers could no longer park unmarked patrol cars on private property for the purpose of doing administrative business under a bill introduced May 5 by Rep. Matt Shea and co-sponsored... ...

May 10, 2011

Rep. Matt Shea has introduced legislation he says will save millions of dollars by prohibiting state agencies from hiring taxpayer-funded lobbyists to influence decisions at the Legislature. On Thursday, Shea... ...

May 6, 2011

A bill that will require inmates who assault correctional officers or other Department of Corrections (DOC) employees to pay monetary damages to those employees was signed into law today by... ...

May 5, 2011