News Releases

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

Kennewick lawmaker notes Guard sacrifices ensure America’s freedom The House of Representatives today approved a resolution co-sponsored by Rep. Brad Klippert honoring the men and women of the Washington National Guard....

Jan. 26, 2009

‘This isn’t cap and trade, this is cap and tax,’ says Haler   Calling it one of the worst ideas he’s seen in his legislative career, Rep. Larry Haler, R-Richland, announced...

Jan. 22, 2009

Measure expected to relieve court backlog of cases The House Judiciary Committee today unanimously approved a measure sponsored by Rep. Brad Klippert that would provide for two additional Benton County District...

Jan. 22, 2009

‘We’re going to lose more jobs if this legislation passes,’ Schmick says   Rep. Joe Schmick, R-Colfax, stated his firm opposition today against the governor’s upcoming cap and trade proposal. “The...

Jan. 22, 2009