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News Releases

  Reps. Joel Kretz and Shelly Short will host a town hall over the phone for their constituents Thursday, April 16 at 7 p.m.  To participate, callers should call toll-free... ...

April 6, 2009

From the moment he arrived at the state capital last Tuesday morning, the newest member of the state House of Representatives barely had time to grab a fast cup of... ...

April 3, 2009

Rep. Bruce Chandler, R-Granger, member of the House Ways and Means Committee, released this statement today about the House Democrats’ operating budget proposal: “A fact easily overlooked is this budget... ...

April 1, 2009

Funds included for early learning center, school soil cleanup, YVCC building   More than $15 million has been included in the proposed House capital budget for construction and soil cleanup... ...

April 1, 2009

Rep. Kevin Parker, R-Spokane, released this statement regarding the majority party’s budget proposal today: “I appreciate that this is a no-new-taxes budget. Hard-working families and employers deserve to have a... ...

April 1, 2009

The House of Representatives today unanimously approved Senate Bill 5481 regarding veterans’ remains. Rep. Kevin Parker, R-Spokane, sponsor of the House version, worked to push the policy in the House... ...

April 1, 2009

The Washington State House of Representatives today released its proposal for the two-year capital budget. Capital Budget Committee member Rep. Norma Smith, R-Clinton, had this to say about it...

April 1, 2009

The Senate Democrat operating budget released today proposed to close Green Hill School and send all inmates elsewhere in the state. Green Hill is a high-security juvenile detention center that... ...

March 31, 2009

Local officials and constituents welcome to visit Legislature, meet with representatives   Reps. Joel Kretz and Shelly Short hosted Stevens County Sheriff Craig Thayer (left) during his visit to Olympia... ...

March 31, 2009

‘This budget, as presented, threatens many of our smaller rural school districts,’ says Haler   Rep. Larry Haler, R-Richland, issued the following statement today in regards to today’s Senate Democrat... ...

March 31, 2009