News Releases

House Republican Leader J.T. Wilcox released the following statement on Gov. Jay Inslee’s selection of Sen. Steve Hobbs for Secretary of State:    “For decades, Washingtonians have chosen Republicans with deep...

Nov. 10, 2021

House Republican Leader J.T. Wilcox and Senate Republican Leader John Braun released the following statement on the Legislature’s win over Gov. Jay Inslee in the Washington Supreme Court today: “The Legislature...

Nov. 10, 2021

House Republican Leader J.T. Wilcox and Senate Republican Leader John Braun released the following statement today: “We oppose the Biden Administration’s vaccine mandate for the private sector. This policy will be...

Nov. 6, 2021

An advisory vote on Washington state’s new capital gains tax on high-profit assets was failing after an initial round of election results released on Nov. 3. Advisory votes allow voters to...

Nov. 4, 2021

Continuing his tour of schools in the 20th Legislative District, Rep. Peter Abbarno visited the Tenino and Rochester school districts on Monday, Nov. 1, where he met with education administrators and...

Nov. 3, 2021

House Republicans today called for a repeal of the Democrats’ new long-term care insurance program and payroll tax. Rep. Joe Schmick and Rep. Peter Abbarno have drafted legislation to repeal the...

Nov. 1, 2021

The state eviction moratorium ordered by Gov. Jay Inslee in March 2020 and extended twice, ended Sunday, Oct. 31, without further extension. Rep. Michelle Caldier, ranking member on the House Housing,...

Oct. 31, 2021

On Monday, Oct. 18, nearly 2,000 Washington state employees and unknown numbers of private health care workers, long-term care workers, employees working in early learning, K-12, and higher education institutions lost...

Oct. 25, 2021

The Washington Department of Labor and Industries (L&I) filed an Emergency Rulemaking package last week with the Office of the Code Reviser (OCR). This package, which is an update and expansion...

Oct. 25, 2021

Rep. Andrew Barkis, R-Olympia, ranking Republican on the House Transportation Committee, released the following statement on the state employees terminated on Monday. Oct. 18 because of Gov. Jay Inslee’s COVID-19 vaccine...

Oct. 20, 2021