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News Releases

The 7th District legislator was appointed to the position by his colleagues last November Returning to Olympia Jan. 12 for the 2009 legislative session, Rep. Joel Kretz assumed the tasks... ...

Jan. 15, 2009

After the governor's State of the State address today, Reps. Norma Smith and Barbara Bailey issued statements.

Jan. 14, 2009

Snohomish lawmaker calls for setting budget priorities, resisting tax increases, allowing free-market solutions to work Calling upon the Legislature and the governor to make better, responsible budget decisions,  Rep. Dan... ...

Jan. 14, 2009

Rep. Norma Smith was selected by her colleagues to serve as the lead Republican on the House Community and Economic Development and Trade Committee.

Jan. 13, 2009

Legislation would close the ’18-year-old’ loophole used in a recent Richland case     The 2009 Legislature got underway yesterday with the usual pomp and circumstance, including swearing-in ceremonies for... ...

Jan. 13, 2009

Rep. Dan Kristiansen, R-Snohomish, will deliver the Republican response to Gov. Christine Gregoire’s State of the State address Wednesday afternoon, Jan. 14. The House and Senate will convene in joint... ...

Jan. 13, 2009

‘My priorities for the year include a no-new-taxes budget, fully funding education and fighting for transportation dollars in my region,’ Parker says   Kevin Parker, R-Spokane, officially became a state... ...

Jan. 12, 2009

Kennewick Republican outlines agenda, ready to go to work for local citizens Standing on the floor of the Washington House of Representatives with his right hand raised,  Brad Klippert took... ...

Jan. 12, 2009

  State Rep. Matt Shea took the oath of office Monday along with other House members during opening day ceremonies of Washington’s 61st Legislature. The Mead Republican began his first... ...

Jan. 12, 2009

  Rep. Shelly Short, R-Addy, was sworn in as a member of the Washington State House of Representatives today, filling the 7th District seat of retiring Bob Sump. Short, who... ...

Jan. 12, 2009