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BUDGET AND SPECIAL SESSION UPDATE A special session is into its second week following adjournment of the regular session March 8 in which the Legislature failed to approve supplemental operating and...

March 21, 2012

Daniele Modderman, a sophomore student at The Oaks Classical Christian Academy, Spokane Valley, recently served as a page in the Washington House of Representatives. She was sponsored by Rep. Matt Shea,...

March 14, 2012

Rep. Matt Shea, R-Spokane Valley, is inviting citizens throughout the 4th Legislative District to join him Wednesday evening, Feb.22, for a telephone town hall meeting. The event was originally scheduled for...

Feb. 15, 2012

Today, a small minority in Washington state is celebrating while the rest of citizens across the state are wondering what the future will hold for families and religious liberties. At a...

Feb. 14, 2012

Rep. Matt Shea has learned the House of Representatives may take up same-sex marriage legislation, Senate Bill 6239, on Wednesday, Feb. 8, the same date he had scheduled for a telephone...

Feb. 6, 2012

Rep. Matt Shea, R-Spokane Valley, is inviting citizens throughout the 4th Legislative District to join him Wednesday evening, Feb. 8, for a telephone town hall meeting. The forum is similar to...

Feb. 1, 2012

The Legislature adjourned its special session last Wednesday after 17 days in which very little was accomplished to address a $2 billion budget shortfall — which was the reason the governor...

Dec. 20, 2011

In my last e-newsletter in September (https://houserepublicans.wa.gov/news/shea-e-newsletter-11-09-27/), I told you the governor had called a 30-day special session to begin Nov. 28 to address a budget shortfall that is now expected...

Dec. 5, 2011

I wanted to take a few moments to provide an update from the Legislature and to discuss concerns with the state budget. The state's quarterly revenue forecast was released Sept. 15....

Sept. 27, 2011

E-ALERT – The Legislature has adjourned! I'm glad to be back home in Spokane Valley following adjournment of the 30-day special session Wednesday night. OPERATING BUDGET The House passed an operating...

May 27, 2011