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Session Review and Special Session Update The regular session of the Legislature adjourned last Friday, April 22 (day 103 of the scheduled 105 days), without two critical pieces of legislation: the...

April 29, 2011

Holly Nelson, an eighth-grade student at Riverside Middle School in Chattaroy, recently served as a page in the Washington House of Representatives. She was sponsored by Rep. Matt Shea, R-Spokane Valley....

April 6, 2011

Eighteen days remain of the scheduled 105-day session in Olympia. This week, both the operating and the capital budgets were released. Below is an update of many activities and actions under...

April 6, 2011

E-ALERT It appears that gun dealers across the state have received this notice (see it below) from the Washington State Patrol. If you or someone you know has received this letter,...

March 21, 2011

In memory of former Sen. Bob McCaslin, who died Sunday, 4th District legislators have issued the following statements: Rep. Larry Crouse “What a pleasure it was to serve by his side...

March 14, 2011

BILL ALERT: BILL TO RESTRICT/CLOSE CRISIS PREGNANCY RESOURCE CENTERS DIES IN HOUSE Thanks to your collaborative grassroots efforts and involvement, I am pleased to announce that my House Republican colleagues and...

March 7, 2011

I NEED TO HEAR FROM YOU! Send me your permitting delay stories! Several days ago, the governor was overheard talking about the state's permitting process as if there is no problem....

March 5, 2011

Addie Turner, a 16-year-old homeschooled student from Otis Orchards, is serving as a page this week in the Washington House of Representatives. She is sponsored by Rep. Matt Shea, R-Spokane Valley....

March 3, 2011

Andrew Matheison, an eighth-grade student at Valley Christian School in Spokane Valley, recently served as a page in the Washington House of Representatives. He was sponsored by Rep. Matt Shea, R-Spokane...

March 1, 2011

When I took the oath of office in 2009 and again last month, I promised to uphold the constitutions of the state of Washington and of the United States of America....

Feb. 16, 2011