News Releases

A bill that would seek to reduce electrical and natural gas costs to all Washington consumers by 50% by the year 2030 was heard Friday in the House Environment and Energy...

Jan. 25, 2021

Rep. Mary Dye, R-Pomeroy, ranking Republican on the House Environment and Energy Committee, released this statement following the committee passage of House Bill 1091 by House Democrats last Thursday. The measure...

Jan. 25, 2021

The House Health Care and Wellness Committee unanimously passed a bill from Rep. Paul Harris this week that would allow some behavioral health care workers to renew their credentials during a...

Jan. 22, 2021

Employers found by the Department of Labor and Industries (L&I) to be in violation of workplace standards during a state of emergency would catch a break on their first offense under...

Jan. 22, 2021

A measure that would create the Rural Infrastructure Assistance Account to provide grants to local governments in rural counties is scheduled for a public hearing Jan. 27 in the House Community...

Jan. 21, 2021

OLYMPIA — State Rep. Skyler Rude (R-Walla Walla) has sponsored request legislation from Secretary of State Kim Wyman to allow for greater voter participation in presidential primaries. Introduced in the state...

Jan. 21, 2021

The first bill to pass out of the College and Workforce Development Committee this session comes from freshman legislator, Rep. Cyndy Jacobsen. House Bill 1119 would encourage the use of open...

Jan. 21, 2021

Rep. Drew MacEwen has introduced House Bill 1321, the companion to Senate Bill 5114, which would immediately move the entire state to Phase 2 of the governor’s “Healthy Washington – Roadmap...

Jan. 20, 2021

Rep. Andrew Barkis, R-Olympia, ranking Republican on the House Transportation Committee, released the following statement on the House Democrats’ proposal to massively increase the state’s gas tax to fund transportation projects:...

Jan. 20, 2021

State Representative Dan Griffey introduced a new bill this week aimed at protecting minors from pornography and sexual predators. House Bill 1292 would criminalize the act of knowingly providing pornographic and...

Jan. 20, 2021