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We've hit the home stretch of the 2020 legislative session. There are only two weeks left before this short 60-day session is over. Of course, as always, there's a lot to...

Feb. 26, 2020

With last week's state revenue forecast revealing a $2.4 billion budget surplus, House Republican budget lead, Rep. Drew Stokesbary, introduced a bill that would provide $1 billion in tax relief for Washington's...

Feb. 25, 2020

We have officially passed the policy cut-off deadline and reached the halfway point of this short 60-day session, which means we now have a good idea of what legislation has a...

Feb. 14, 2020

Despite the fact voters continue rejecting initiatives to raise taxes, the majority party in Olympia is pushing hard again this session to increase the state's gas tax. That's not how they're...

Feb. 6, 2020

Rep. Brandon Vick is sponsoring, or co-sponsoring, several bills this session that could help increase job growth in Washington. The bills are aimed at making occupational licensing easier for individuals to...

Jan. 21, 2020

It's hard to believe another year has passed, but the 2020 session is already here. Of course, that means we're all a year older and a year wiser. The first week...

Jan. 20, 2020

Residents of the 18th Legislative District are invited to town-hall meetings Saturday, Jan. 4, shortly before their legislative team heads to the state Capitol for a 60-day lawmaking session. The meetings...

Dec. 19, 2019

The people have spoken on I-976, and some politicians and activists aren't happy about it. Instead of simply accepting the result of the vote, they took to Twitter. On November 6,...

Dec. 11, 2019

Winter is in the air and that means the 2020 legislative session is fast approaching. Our last session wrapped up in April. Since then, I've been visiting schools, community groups, and...

Nov. 27, 2019

Sixteen Washington and Oregon state legislators will meet Friday in Vancouver to begin a bistate effort to build a new I-5 bridge. This marks the first formal meeting of the full...

Oct. 24, 2019