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On Thursday, April 22, Gov. Jay Inslee vetoed two key sections of Senate Bill 5160 that would have provided needed assistance to landlords who have not received rent from indigent tenants....

April 23, 2021

Rep. Michelle Caldier, R-Port Orchard, joins KVI Radio to discuss issues related to illegal immigration, and her concerns over reports that a Kirkland non-profit, Friends of Youth, has removed foster children...

April 1, 2021

Rep. Michelle Caldier, R-Port Orchard, joins Ari Hoffman on KVI to discuss House Bill 1437, which would require rental property owners to automatically renew a tenant's lease after the contract expires....

March 11, 2021

Lawmakers spent hours both Saturday and Sunday on the virtual House floor debating a bill that would make it nearly impossible for a rental property owner to stop renting property to...

March 8, 2021

A bill that would create a home sharing grant program to help reduce the homeless population in Washington state was recently heard by a House committee. House Bill 1183, authored by...

Jan. 27, 2021

When the 2021 legislative session begins Jan. 11, Rep. Michelle Caldier, R-Port Orchard, will be serving in a new position as the ranking Republican on the House Housing, Human Services and...

Dec. 23, 2020

In my last email update, I mentioned the possibility of the Legislature not passing a capital budget this year if a bill to fix the damage caused by the state Supreme...

Aug. 17, 2017

After 172 days of session, the Legislature finally adopted a two-year, $43.7 billion operating budget last Friday. While 48 percent of the 2015-17 operating budget was allocated for K-12 education, this...

July 7, 2017