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Today is the 60th and last scheduled day of the 2010 legislative session. We're supposed to adjourn by midnight tonight and go home. However, Democrats in both the House and Senate...

March 11, 2010

Marta Nelson, a junior at Northwest Christian School in Colbert, Washington, served this week as a legislative page in the Washington House of Representatives. She was sponsored by Rep. Matt Shea,...

March 4, 2010

Whitney Marshall, a 15-year-old home-schooled student from Otis Orchards, recently served as a page in the Washington House of Representatives. She was sponsored by Rep. Matt Shea, R-Spokane Valley. During her...

March 1, 2010

This has been a sad week for taxpayers in Washington. Despite our best efforts to fight to protect the will of the people, this past Wednesday, the governor signed Senate Bill...

Feb. 28, 2010

*JOIN ME AND REP. LARRY CROUSE TOMORROW EVENING AT 6:50 P.M. FOR A TELEPHONE TOWN HALL MEETING. DETAILS ARE BELOW.*   I have been fighting hard to uphold the will of...

Feb. 22, 2010

We are now into our second day of a fierce battle on the House floor to protect taxpayers against the Democrat assault on Initiative 960, the Taxpayer Protection Act. This is...

Feb. 17, 2010

Technology allows citizens to participate in a community conversation from the comfort of their own homes   Rep. Matt Shea and Rep. Larry Crouse are inviting 4th District citizens to join...

Feb. 16, 2010

I've found these e-mail updates to be a great way to reach you and other constituents with important news and information affecting our district and state. But election year restrictions limit...

Jan. 13, 2010

The 2010 legislative session began earlier this week, Jan. 11, in Olympia. We have some major issues facing us during this scheduled 60-day session, including a budget shortfall of $2.6 billion,...

Jan. 13, 2010

  The state House of Representatives passed a bill Tuesday night that would give voting rights back to felons immediately after they are released from prison, even if they have not...

March 12, 2009