News Releases

  Rep. Matt Shea, R-Mead, issued the following statement in response to the introduction of legislation that would broaden domestic partnership rights in Washington state (SB 5688 and HB 1727), and...

Feb. 2, 2009

  Reps. Larry Haler and Brad Klippert are joined by Sen. Jerome Delvin in sponsoring the Legislature’s first “Energy Independence Day” Friday, Feb. 6 in Olympia. The event seeks to highlight...

Jan. 30, 2009

Reps. Larry Haler and Brad Klippert are joined by Sen. Jerome Delvin in sponsoring the Legislature’s first “Energy Independence Day” Friday, Feb. 6 in Olympia. The event seeks to highlight the...

Jan. 30, 2009

Measure would provide for development of local projects Rep. Brad Klippert told the House Community and Economic Development and Trade Committee in Olympia today a bill he has proposed would allow...

Jan. 28, 2009

Rep. Shelly Short, R-Addy, issued the following statement today in response to an announcement of a public hearing next week on Gov. Christine Gregoire’s cap and trade proposal: “The nation, the...

Jan. 27, 2009

The state House of Representatives passed a resolution Monday noting the 373rd birthday of the National Guard, and commending members of the Washington National Guard for their record of commitment and...

Jan. 27, 2009

  Arguing for more adequate instructional time in classrooms, Reps. Dan Newhouse and Bruce Chandler today gave testimony to the House Education Committee on House Bill 1292. Lyle School District Superintendent...

Jan. 27, 2009

  Eastern Washington and the Tri-Cities gained a strong voice in matters concerning the state’s colleges, universities and students as Rep. Larry Haler, R-Richland, was appointed today to serve on the...

Jan. 27, 2009

Citing many complaints she heard over the past year from local businesses and farmers, Rep. Norma Smith introduced regulatory reform legislation to ensure local businesses are better protected from excessive state...

Jan. 27, 2009

House Bill 1292 is scheduled for a public hearing in the House Education Committee   Local lawmakers today outlined legislation they introduced that would allow school districts the ability to operate...

Jan. 26, 2009