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Rep. Brandon Vick praised a King County Superior Court ruling on Wednesday that overturned the city of Seattle's income tax. “Finally, a court decision we can get excited about. The court was right on target...

Nov. 22, 2017

Rep. Brandon Vick speaks to Senate Bill 5977 – supporting tax incentives for manufacturers to boost the local economy. The bill passed the House of Representatives 83-10 and the Senate 33-16....

July 26, 2017

Despite a negotiated agreement between Republicans and Democrats in the House and Senate, Gov. Jay Inslee today vetoed a section of Senate Bill 5977, which would have reduced the business and...

July 7, 2017

The governor called the Legislature into a special session on April 24, after we were unable to reach a budget agreement within the 105-day legislative session. We are in a special...

May 16, 2017

Port Townsend is now the third city in Washington state, along with Seattle and Olympia, considering imposing an income tax. However, one Southwest Washington lawmaker says, not so fast! John Sattgast...

May 12, 2017

While some local governments in Washington state are looking to pass an income tax on to its residents, state Rep. Brandon Vick has introduced legislation at the state level to stop it from happening. Tuesday,...

May 9, 2017

Rep. Vick discusses his 2017 legislative session successes, the difficulty of the budget negotiations and how to stay in touch during the interim.

April 13, 2017

Last week we passed the house-of-origin cutoff, meaning bills not passed out of their respective chamber by the deadline are likely “dead” for the session, unless they are deemed necessary to implement the budget or (NTIB). The...

March 16, 2017

Rep. Brandon Vick discusses some of the business-friendly bills passed by the House. He gives an update on the bills he has moving in the Senate and the latest on the...

March 16, 2017

Rep. Brandon Vick discusses his crowdfunding bill, the House Democrat's education funding plan and the small business caucus.  

Feb. 22, 2017