News Releases

Rep. Andrew Barkis, R-Olympia, ranking Republican on the House Transportation Committee, released the following statement on the cancellations of Washington State Ferries due to the staff shortage: “It’s no secret we...

Oct. 7, 2021

Zachary Lee Rager had jumped several times from the train trestle on the Willapa Hills Trail into the Chehalis River during the summer months. When he did it again on March...

Sept. 29, 2021

Rep. Ed Orcutt, R-Kalama and member of the Economic and Revenue Forecast Council, released the following statement on the state revenue forecast today:  “The recent good news in the revenue forecast shows that our tax...

Sept. 24, 2021

Elected officials across eastern Washington, led by Rep. Tom Dent, R-Moses Lake, sent a letter to Gov. Jay Inslee today expressing their concerns with his mandated vaccination orders and the fact...

Sept. 23, 2021

Rep. Michelle Caldier, R-Port Orchard, ranking Republican on the House Housing, Human Services and Veterans Committee, released this statement following Gov. Jay Inslee’s announcement Thursday that he is extending the statewide...

Sept. 23, 2021

House Republican Leader J.T. Wilcox and Senate Republican Leader John Braun are encouraging Washingtonians to participate in virtual Tax Town Halls across the state being hosted by the Washington State Tax...

Sept. 21, 2021

Residents of the 20th Legislative District are invited to a town hall meeting with their state legislators Monday evening, Sept. 20, and it’ll be up to them to decide how they...

Sept. 14, 2021

House Republican Leader J.T. Wilcox, R-Yelm, and Senate Republican Leader John Braun, R-Centralia, have sent a letter to Gov. Jay Inslee asking him for answers to nine questions related to the...

Aug. 25, 2021

On Wednesday, Gov. Jay Inslee announced a vaccination requirement for employees working in K-12, most childcare and early learning, and higher education, as well as an expansion of the statewide mask mandate to all...

Aug. 21, 2021

House Republican Leader J.T. Wilcox, R-Yelm, and Senate Republican Leader John Braun, R-Centralia, have authored a letter to Governor Jay Inslee expressing their opposition the governor’s vaccine mandates. The full letter...

Aug. 20, 2021