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When legislation passed last year to have the state buy back bump stocks, many of us in the Legislature had serious questions about the personal information obtained through participation in the...

April 27, 2019

Rep. Matt Shea gives an update on low carbon fuel standards, transparency in medical billing, and an unconstitutional proposal requiring a candidate for president release his or her tax returns in...

April 10, 2019

Rep. Matt Shea discusses the new revenue forecast, and how House Democrats want to raise taxes despite record tax collections already. He also talks about his legislation to protect innocent life...

March 25, 2019

Rep. Matt Shea explains why remote testimony is an important step in including all of Washingtonians in the legislative process.

March 21, 2019

March 5, 2019

Rep. Matt Shea, R-Spokane Valley, speaks against the weaponization of the public records act and votes to expand legislative transparency. He strongly advocated for the public release of lobbyist communications while...

Feb. 23, 2018

Statements from legislative caucus leaders on Senate Bill 6617 (Legislative Public Records Act) Senate Majority Leader Sharon Nelson, D-Maury Island “We have listened to the concerns of the media and open...

Feb. 21, 2018

'This is, first and foremost, about protecting the right to due process,' says Shea Under legislation passed by the state House of Representatives today, Washington could potentially join other states around the...

Feb. 13, 2018

Rep. Shea talks about the bipartisan Hirst solution as well as his bill dealing with civil asset forfeitures. He also has legislation concerning county auditors and election materials.

Feb. 9, 2018

This week, the Senate Law and Justice Committee held a public hearing on several anti-Second Amendment bills. Rep. Shea discussed them, along with his work to help bring remote committee...

Jan. 19, 2018