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In Olympia, a controversial bill that would reduce the punishment for those who intentionally infect another with the HIV virus passed the House of Representatives along party lines Wednesday, with Republicans...

Feb. 12, 2020

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May 11, 2018

Two Republican lawmakers are speaking out and demanding action after their bills to help sexual assault survivors failed to pass the Legislature. For the past four years, Rep. Dan Griffey, R-Allyn,...

March 3, 2018

This week, the Washington State House of Representatives approved legislation modifying the procedures for determining certain aspects of the legal parent-child relationship, known as the Washington Uniform Parentage Act. The bill...

March 3, 2018

Today, the state House of Representatives passed two Republican bills aimed at improving care for sexual assault survivors.

Feb. 7, 2018

Session has been out for about a month, and I have remained busy this interim. Aside from returning to my job as a dentist providing care to nursing home residents, I...

Aug. 24, 2015

I'm pleased that the Legislature finally adopted an operating budget that is a huge win for families, students, teachers, state employees and taxpayers across our state. While I'm not happy it...

July 7, 2015

Early July 1, the House of Representatives voted on a $16.8 billion transportation tax package to increase the gas tax by nearly 12 cents a gallon and raise annual car tab...

July 2, 2015

With the lack of agreement on a budget between the budget writers in the majority parties, the governor called for a second special session that begins today. The main argument between...

May 29, 2015

Chase Galvan, a student from Central Kitsap High School, traveled to Olympia April 20-24 and served as a page in the state House of Representatives. He was sponsored by his 26th...

May 5, 2015