News Releases

Republicans warned House Bills 1310 and 1054 would make communities less safe, offered amendments that were rejected Law enforcement, EMT, and local elected officials across the state are expressing their concerns...

July 23, 2021

There are mixed reports from across the nation on the effectiveness of state-managed COVID vaccination incentive programs, like Washington State’s lottery-style Shot of a Lifetime. Researchers at the Boston University School...

July 21, 2021

Rep. Greg Gilday’s list of duties in Olympia just became longer. The first-term legislator was recently appointed by House Speaker Laurie Jinkins to two committees and one work group. Gilday, R-Camano,...

July 21, 2021

A 12,000 square-foot building housing various trades training courses is now open for students at Centralia College. Rep. Peter Abbarno, R-Centralia, joined his 20th District seatmates, Rep. Ed Orcutt, R-Kalama, and...

July 14, 2021

Rep. Chris Corry, assistant ranking member on the House Appropriations Committee, has been appointed by House Speaker Laurie Jinkins to serve on the Task Force for After-Action Review of Statewide Pandemic...

July 12, 2021

Former 13th District legislator Joyce Mulliken passed away on Saturday, June 26. Mulliken served in the House of Representatives from 1995 – 2003 and in the Senate from 2003 – 2006....

July 8, 2021

Rep. Gina Mosbrucker, ranking Republican on the House Public Safety Committee, has been appointed by House Speaker Laurie Jinkins to serve on the Washington State Sentencing Guidelines Commission. The commission, which...

July 8, 2021

Rep. Drew Stokesbary, ranking Republican on the House Appropriations Committee and House Republican budget lead, has been elected chair of the Select Committee on Pension Policy (SCPP). The SCPP studies issues...

July 2, 2021

With the state of emergency linked to the COVID-19 pandemic now past the 16-month mark, the state Legislature’s top Republican leaders say Gov. Jay Inslee needs to be up front with...

July 1, 2021

Washington State Rep. Jim Walsh, R-Aberdeen, issues an apology for wearing a yellow Star of David on his shirt during a recent event in Thurston County.

July 1, 2021