News Releases

Bipartisan legislation that requires traffic safety schools to include as part of their curriculum a 30-minute segment on safe driving among bicyclists and pedestrians was signed into law Monday by... ...

April 12, 2011

Students Kaitlin Mastin and Christina Swanson recently served as pages in the House of Representatives April 4-8. They were sponsored by 16th District Rep. Maureen Walsh. Kaitlin,14, is an 8th-grader... ...

April 11, 2011

The House of Representatives today passed the state operating budget contained in House Bill 1087, which proposes to spend a record $32.4 billion, or $2 billion more than the current budget....

April 9, 2011

‘The House Democrat budget is unsustainable and continues to rely on one-time money for ongoing programs,’ says Alexander   As House Democrats passed their budget proposal today, House Republican leaders... ...

April 9, 2011

As the Legislature contemplates how to deal with a multi-billion dollar budget shortfall, one of the more common phrases heard around the Capitol is “closing tax loopholes.” While this may... ...

April 7, 2011

In a late night House Ways and Means Committee hearing, a budget plan proposed by House Democrats passed by a vote along party lines, 16-11.  The budget proposal fills the... ...

April 7, 2011

Group highlights principles and key differences with House Democratic plan  House Republicans in the Washington State House of Representatives unveiled their alternative operating budget proposal in a news conference today.... ...

April 6, 2011

  The Washington State Senate passed legislation unanimously on April 5 allowing for more efficient accounting for projects under the Columbia River Management Act. Rep. Bruce Chandler, R-Granger, said he... ...

April 6, 2011

As the House majority operating budget is being publicly reviewed, Reps. Norma Smith and Maureen Walsh are deeply troubled with the proposed cuts to the developmentally disabled (DD) community. Money... ...

April 6, 2011

As the House majority operating budget is being publicly reviewed, Reps. Norma Smith and Maureen Walsh are deeply troubled with the proposed cuts to the developmentally disabled (DD) community. Money... ...

April 6, 2011