News Releases

Second Klippert bill would allow police use of driver’s license photos for ID In his first bills introduced to the Legislature as the newest 8th District state lawmaker,  Rep. Brad Klippert ...

Jan. 15, 2009

The 7th District legislator was appointed to the position by his colleagues last November Returning to Olympia Jan. 12 for the 2009 legislative session, Rep. Joel Kretz assumed the tasks and...

Jan. 15, 2009

Snohomish lawmaker calls for setting budget priorities, resisting tax increases, allowing free-market solutions to work Calling upon the Legislature and the governor to make better, responsible budget decisions,  Rep. Dan Kristiansen...

Jan. 14, 2009

After the governor's State of the State address today, Reps. Norma Smith and Barbara Bailey issued statements.

Jan. 14, 2009

Rep. Dan Kristiansen, R-Snohomish, will deliver the Republican response to Gov. Christine Gregoire’s State of the State address Wednesday afternoon, Jan. 14. The House and Senate will convene in joint session...

Jan. 13, 2009

Rep. Norma Smith was selected by her colleagues to serve as the lead Republican on the House Community and Economic Development and Trade Committee.

Jan. 13, 2009

Legislation would close the ’18-year-old’ loophole used in a recent Richland case     The 2009 Legislature got underway yesterday with the usual pomp and circumstance, including swearing-in ceremonies for new...

Jan. 13, 2009

For interviews contact: Sen. Mike Hewitt, (360) 786-7630 Rep. Richard DeBolt, (360) 786-7896   OLYMPIA…State House Republican Leader Richard DeBolt, R-Chehalis, and Senate Republican Leader Mike Hewitt, R-Walla Walla, will host...

Jan. 12, 2009

‘My priorities for the year include a no-new-taxes budget, fully funding education and fighting for transportation dollars in my region,’ Parker says   Kevin Parker, R-Spokane, officially became a state representative...

Jan. 12, 2009

  State Rep. Matt Shea took the oath of office Monday along with other House members during opening day ceremonies of Washington’s 61st Legislature. The Mead Republican began his first term...

Jan. 12, 2009