News Releases

Representative Drew Stokesbary, the Ranking Republican on the House Appropriations Committee, has introduced legislation that would repeal the Washington Cares program and associated payroll tax, and replace it with a privately-managed...

Jan. 11, 2022

House Bill 1912 is a companion to Senate Bill 5696 Rep. Jeremie Dufault, R-Selah, has introduced legislation that would repeal the state’s new controversial capital gains income tax that went into...

Jan. 11, 2022

Rep. Jim Walsh has introduced legislation that seeks to protect high-quality civic education curricula. Several co-sponsors have joined the 19th District lawmaker in filing House Bill 1807, which seeks to address...

Jan. 10, 2022

A public hearing has been scheduled for Thursday, Jan. 13 at 3:30 p.m. in the House Transportation Committee on House Bill 1595, also known as “Zack’s Law.” Named in memory of...

Jan. 10, 2022

Rep. Michelle Caldier is sponsoring legislation that would work to remove barriers in the hiring of new Washington State Ferry workers and seek to improve working conditions for ferry employees. The...

Jan. 7, 2022

Rep. Jim Walsh, R-Aberdeen, issued the following statement after regaining entry to his legislative office at the state’s Capitol Campus in Olympia: “This week, ahead of the 2022 legislative session in...

Jan. 6, 2022

House Bill 1772 sponsored by Rep. Chris Corry of Yakima “Prioritizing this legislation, giving it a public hearing and allowing members of the House and Senate to vote on it, would...

Jan. 6, 2022

‘We cannot ignore the victims and their family members who bear the brunt of loss, devastation, and oftentimes, economic ruin as a result of violent crime,’ says Graham As Washington state...

Jan. 5, 2022

House Republican Leader J.T. Wilcox, R-Yelm, has sent a letter to Speaker of the House Laurie Jinkins urging passage of emergency powers reform bill HB 1772 during the 2022 legislative session....

Jan. 5, 2022

Washington state House and Senate Republicans today unveiled their common-sense solutions to the public safety crisis ravaging communities and destroying lives across the state. “During the last legislative session, the majority...

Jan. 5, 2022