News Releases

Fund honors Dr. Hal and former Rep. Mary Skinner who recently passed away   South Central Washington lawmakers have established a scholarship fund at Yakima Valley Community College (YVCC) to accept...

Feb. 6, 2009

OP-ED By Reps. Bruce Chandler and Judy Warnick For the Capital Press Newspaper   Last week in the House Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee, we held public hearings on several important...

Feb. 6, 2009

  “We were truly saddened to hear the news that we lost our friend Mary Skinner after her courageous bout with cancer. Mary touched everyone who had the privilege of knowing...

Feb. 5, 2009

Lawmakers mourn loss of former 14th District state representative   Surrounded by her family, former Rep. Mary Skinner died this morning at 6:25 a.m. at her home in Yakima after a...

Feb. 5, 2009

Measure could help police capture criminals more quickly Several law enforcement officers today told the House Public Safety and Emergency Services Committee that a bill prime-sponsored by Rep. Brad Klippert would...

Feb. 3, 2009

‘This is a small, but good first step to begin what may be a series of supplemental budgets,’ says Alexander   The Washington State House of Representatives passed Substitute House Bill...

Feb. 2, 2009

Bill would allow creation of health sciences and services authority A new university in Yakima that trains primary care physicians could get a boost if a bill introduced by Rep. Norm...

Feb. 2, 2009

"It was extremely difficult to make these reductions today, but it was necessary to begin the process of repairing our budget to better fit the revenues the state is bringing in...

Feb. 2, 2009

  State lawmakers are considering a bill that would move Spokane’s North-South Freeway project to the top of the priority list for transportation funding in the “Special Category C Account.” House...

Feb. 2, 2009

  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