News Releases

‘A state spending limit and a two-thirds vote requirement to raise taxes are two important ideas that need constitutional protections,’ says Orcutt     Rep. Ed Orcutt, R-Kalama, introduced two constitutional...

Feb. 9, 2009

Measure would eliminate B&O tax exemption, add sales tax to farm auctions   Rep. Norm Johnson says he’s very concerned about a new tax bill introduced last week in the Senate...

Feb. 9, 2009

OP-ED By Reps. Dan Newhouse and Bruce Chandler For the Yakima Herald-Republic   If there is one thing we know, it’s this: one size doesn’t fit all when it comes to...

Feb. 9, 2009

Reps. Norma Smith and Barbara Bailey are co-sponsoring bipartisan legislation that would direct the Washington State Ferries (WSF) to get out of the ferry-building business and instead focus on operating and...

Feb. 9, 2009

Measure would create carbonless energy park, provide for water usage Rep. Brad Klippert has introduced legislation to create a carbonless energy park that he says could help the Tri-Cities’ area reach...

Feb. 9, 2009

  The Washington State House of Representatives today voted on House Bill 1906 to address unemployment insurance payments to out-of-work Washingtonians. The bill passed 91-2. Rep. Cary Condotta, R-East Wenatchee, voted...

Feb. 6, 2009

  Legislation that would expand the partnership protections of homosexual couples in Washington had its first legislative hearing in Olympia Thursday. A crowd estimated at several hundred converged on the Capitol...

Feb. 6, 2009

Rep. Bruce Chandler, R-Granger, introduced three pieces of legislation this week addressing access to good jobs and education as well as safe working environments. House Bill 2032, introduced Thursday, would create...

Feb. 6, 2009

Statement from Rep. Cary Condotta on today’s unemployment insurance legislation The Washington State House of Representatives today voted on House Bill 1906 to address unemployment insurance payments to out-of-work Washingtonians. The...

Feb. 6, 2009

OP-ED By Reps. Glenn Anderson, Bruce Chandler and Deb Eddy For the Puget Sound Business Journal     As the “Great Economic Meltdown of 2008” continues we are all much more...

Feb. 6, 2009