Rep. Richard DeBolt's News & Media


The Legislature approved the final version of the state's 2019-21 biennial capital budget Sunday afternoon. The infrastructure improvement and construction budget proposes to spend $4.9 billion, $3.22 billion of which is...

April 28, 2019

Rep. Richard DeBolt, R-Chehalis, says his amendment to the workforce education bill supports Microsoft's request to increase taxes on the high-tech sector. During House floor debate the 20th District lawmaker noted,...

April 27, 2019

Rep. Richard DeBolt, R-Chehalis, joins KELA's Peter Abbarno to provide an update on the capital budget and projects for his district. DeBolt discusses new Democrat-sponsored tax proposals including a higher B&O...

April 26, 2019

By a vote of 97-1, the state House of Representatives approved a measure requested by Gov. Jay Inslee that would create the Governor's Statewide Broadband Office. Senate Bill 5511 would also authorize the...

April 19, 2019

Homeschool student, Kyuss Engler-Ropka, recently traveled to Olympia to serve as a page for the Washington State House of Representatives. He was sponsored by 20th District Rep. Richard DeBolt, R-Chehalis. “It was...

April 15, 2019

Majority Democrats in the state House of Representatives passed a so-called “Clean Energy Bill” Thursday that is another part of Governor Jay Inslee's climate-change agenda. Legislative Republicans warned what the bill...

April 12, 2019

W.F. West student, Ava Meller, recently traveled to Olympia to serve as a page in the state House of Representatives. She was sponsored by 20th Legislative District Rep. Richard DeBolt. “It...

April 8, 2019

The Washington State House of Representatives recently released its proposed $4.6 billion 2019-21 capital budget. This biennial budget funds infrastructure projects across the state including schools, public buildings, parks, low-income housing,...

March 28, 2019

Rep. Richard DeBolt, R-Chehalis, joins KELA to discuss the renovation of Swede Hall in Rochester from the capital budget, the pet leasing bill, mental health, and flood prevention. He also discusses...

March 20, 2019

Rep. Richard DeBolt, R-Chehalis, speaks against standardized health plans that expressly limit choice over time. The 20th District lawmaker notes that state government funded, socialistic approaches to health care shift the...

March 12, 2019