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8th District residents are encouraged to attend and discuss legislative priorities   Ideas?  Issues?  Questions? Rep. Larry Haler is inviting 8th District constituents to join him for an update of... ...

May 26, 2009

  Rep. Shelly Short, R-Addy, and ranking Republican on the House Ecology and Parks Committee, testified before the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) yesterday regarding the federal government’s plans to regulate... ...

May 22, 2009

  Governor Christine Gregoire issued an executive order on climate change today which contains several directives and policy points found in her cap and trade legislation that failed to pass... ...

May 21, 2009

Last December when the governor unveiled her state operating budget proposal, she asked the Legislature to refrain from tax increases. “Now is not the time to be raising taxes on... ...

May 20, 2009

-Measures become law July 26   With a stroke of her pen, Gov. Christine Gregoire gave approval today to two measures authored by Rep. Brad Klippert. House Bill 2035 directs... ...

May 18, 2009

In my April report to the chambers of commerce, I provided a bill alert listing several pieces of legislation that may affect businesses. Now that the 2009 Legislature adjourned its... ...

May 14, 2009

Lawmaker resting comfortably in Yakima hospital   Rep. Norm Johnson says he’s feeling well and “on the mend” after undergoing a minor procedure Tuesday to repair some stomach problems. Johnson... ...

May 13, 2009

The 2009 legislative session adjourned April 26. Although the governor may call the Legislature into special session, it’s time to look back at the regular session with my annual thumbs-up/thumbs... ...

May 13, 2009

After several calls for increased taxes by King County officials and the passage of Senate Bill 5433, Reps. Glenn Anderson and Jay Rodne requested the state auditor unravel the county’s... ...

May 12, 2009

Rep. Norma Smith, R-Clinton, will host a 10th Legislative District telephone town hall meeting Tuesday, May 12, from 7 to 8 p.m. Residents around the district are invited to participate in...

May 6, 2009