Rep. Richard DeBolt's Email Updates


Lawmakers have returned to Olympia to kick off the 2018 legislative session. Session officially began at noon Monday, Jan. 8. In even-numbered years, session is 60-days, including weekends and holidays. In...

While some progress has been made on several key issues, discussion on the operating budget, including $8 billion in new taxes proposed by the House Democrats, will likely take us into...

Here's a bit of good news. Olympia doesn't have a revenue problem. The state’s quarterly economic revenue forecast was released a couple weeks ago. Washington state is expected to take in...

After several long days of voting on the House floor, we passed over 376 bills. We've now reached the half-way mark of the 2017 legislative session. Bills approved by the House...

Each day I drive onto the Capitol Campus it never ceases to fill me with awe and respect for the people and the institution. Thank you for sending me to Olympia...

After several weeks of tense negotiations and hard decisions, the Legislature produced strongly supported bipartisan supplemental operating and capital budgets the final week in March. Although I am disappointed it took...

With only two more weeks to go, we are nearing the end of the 2016 session. During the next several days both the House and Senate will be considering each other’s...

DeBolt's update from Olympia. Including information on start of the 2016 session, the Joint Washington Waters Task Force, and gun rights.

A quick note from Rep. Richard DeBolt about email subscriber information.

DeBolt announced he will continue to serve as the ranking Republican on the House Capital Budget Committee for the 2015 session. The Capital Budget committee considers the state capital budget ...