News Releases

‘Our communities in the area absolutely depend on this ferry and we’ve got to find a way to work together to make this happen,’ says Short   Members of the... ...

Oct. 30, 2009

Lawmaker says decision not surprising, since state has been in denial over employer concerns   House Republican Caucus Chairman Rep. Dan Kristiansen, R-Snohomish, issued the following statement after Boeing announced... ...

Oct. 28, 2009

"I am very disappointed to hear about Boeing’s 787 decision. Today’s announcement is a vital reminder that Washington state simply does not have a business climate that is fair to its...

Oct. 28, 2009

Legislator fears other employers looking at Washington will scuttle plans and look to other states   With today’s announcement that Boeing will locate its second Dreamliner production plant in South... ...

Oct. 28, 2009

‘Before we talk of tax increases we need to talk about downsizing government,’ says Alexander ‘You can’t take more from people who have less,’ says Orcutt   House Republican budget... ...

Oct. 27, 2009

OP-ED by Rep. Joe Schmick, for the Capital Press   Hey, Rep. Schmick, do I need a CDL if…? If I had a dime for every time I’ve been asked... ...

Oct. 26, 2009

  Rep. Larry Haler, R-Richland, will hold a district “coffee” on Saturday, Oct. 24 from 2 to 4 p.m. at Sheffield Manor in Prosser.  Area residents and 8th Legislative District... ...

Oct. 21, 2009

Comments on proposed $117 million tax increase will be accepted at public hearings and in writing until Nov. 7, 2009   Rep. Cary Condotta, lead Republican on commerce and labor... ...

Oct. 19, 2009

Discussion on Oct. 7 still planned   Rep. Kevin Parker, R-Spokane, will not host a town hall on Saturday, Oct. 17 as previously planned, due to a scheduling conflict. The... ...

Oct. 2, 2009

Legislative committee approves motion for detailed analysis of proposed building code changes   The Joint Administrative Rules Review Committee (JARRC) voted unanimously Thursday to require the Washington State Building Code... ...

Oct. 2, 2009