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Rep. Brandon Vick has introduced legislation to reinstate the lower business and occupation tax rate for manufacturing companies that was initially agreed upon in the 2017 operating budget. House Bill 2393 would set...

Jan. 10, 2018

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

Gov. Jay Inslee today signed Rep. Brandon Vick's legislation that will expand on Washington state's crowdfunding law and increase access to capital for small business. Vick said House Bill 1593 is a...

April 25, 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

The state Senate unanimously passed legislation sponsored by Rep. Brandon Vick that would increase access to capital for small businesses and startup companies. Vick says House Bill 1593 will improve Washington's crowdfunding laws. “We...

April 6, 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

There have been more than 1,100 bills introduced in the state House of Representatives this session. Last week was policy committee cutoff, meaning if the bill has not been voted out of...

Feb. 24, 2017