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Rep. Peter Abbarno was recently appointed the highest-ranking Republican on the House Capital Budget Committee, after having served as the assistant ranking member since January 2021.    In only his... ...

May 18, 2023

On Tuesday, day one of the first special session of the 2023 Legislature, Washington state lawmakers passed the long-awaited fix for a law on drug possession and use   “If... ...

May 17, 2023

House Republican Leader Drew Stokesbary, R-Auburn, and Caucus Vice Chair Eric Robertson, R-Sumner, released the following statement today regarding Gov. Jay Inslee’s veto of language requiring notice before sexually violent... ...

May 17, 2023

After failing to pass a so-called “Blake fix” bill in the regular 105-day 2023 legislative session to address drug possession laws, state lawmakers reconvened Tuesday for a single-day special session.... ...

May 17, 2023

‘I think a gross misdemeanor, with treatment-oriented diversion, is a good compromise,’ says Cheney During an hours-long special session on Tuesday, May 16, the Washington State House of Representatives voted... ...

May 16, 2023

The state House of Representatives voted 83-13 Tuesday afternoon on new language to the so-called “Blake Fix” drug possession measure, Senate Bill 5536, after an earlier version failed to pass... ...

May 16, 2023

Rep. Peter Abbarno, R-Centralia, released the following statement today after the Legislature passed a new version of Senate Bill 5536, a measure to criminalize possession of controlled substances.       “This... ...

May 16, 2023

The Washington State Legislature passed a compromise bill on the possession of hard drugs such as fentanyl today during a one-day special session. Senate Republican Leader John Braun and House... ...

May 16, 2023

The governor signed a bill on Tuesday that allows judges to hold negligent drivers to greater accountability and give justice to vulnerable victims of accidents. House Bill 1112, from Rep.... ...

May 16, 2023

With a stroke of his pen, Gov. Jay Inslee signed Rep. Mary Dye’s aerial suppression bill into law Monday afternoon, culminating a seven-year effort to get the state to reimburse... ...

May 15, 2023