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News Releases

Legislation requires communities next to high volume transportation corridors to install electric car infrastructure Rep. Richard DeBolt today said legislation passed by the House that would require communities next to... ...

April 24, 2009

‘We haven’t fixed the problem. This budget is being held together with duct tape and broken promises,’ says Alexander House Republican Leader Richard DeBolt, R-Chehalis, and House Ways and Means... ...

April 24, 2009

Rep. Larry Haler, R-Richland, and Rep. Brad Klippert, R-Kennewick, released the following statements today regarding the Democrat budget passing the House of Representatives: Rep. Haler: “I absolutely disagree with the... ...

April 24, 2009

‘The Democrats punted the problem for taxpayers to deal with down the road,’ says Schmick Rep. Joe Schmick, R-Colfax, released the following statement today regarding the Democrat budget passing the... ...

April 24, 2009

"We did not create the budget problems, but we were willing to work with the majority party to work toward a sustainable budget. Unfortunately, our offer was not accepted. I fear...

April 24, 2009

Rural areas rely on funds to maintain same quality education as affluent districts The funding gap between the state’s wealthier and poorer school districts got much wider Friday evening after... ...

April 24, 2009

A bill to expand the work of a water management program in Walla Walla was signed into law today. The proposal is the product of several differing parties coming together... ...

April 23, 2009

Measure removes 7 percent cap, could add $677 to CWU tuition costs Rep. Norm Johnson says he’s concerned that a bill approved Wednesday by the House of Representatives¬† may make... ...

April 22, 2009

8th District legislators work together to successfully protect all students at school The House of Representatives today voted 82-16 to close a loophole in current law that allows teachers to... ...

April 21, 2009

  Two days after 5,000 citizens from around the state rallied against tax increases and growing government spending, the House Health and Human Services Committee heard a bill that would... ...

April 21, 2009