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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...

Jan. 12, 2018

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...

April 17, 2017

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...

March 31, 2017

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...

March 16, 2017

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...

Jan. 31, 2017

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...

April 27, 2016

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...

Feb. 26, 2016

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

Jan. 21, 2016

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

Nov. 24, 2015

Rep. DeBolt reminds constituents about a telephone town hall event and provides an update on flood funding he's seeking.

Feb. 10, 2014