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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

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

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

A bill introduced by Rep. Richard DeBolt aims to reduce carbon pollution. The lawmaker's proposal seeks to transition the state into a clean energy future, while at the same time keeping...

Jan. 16, 2019

Rep. Richard DeBolt, R-Chehalis, has returned to Olympia for the start of the 2019 legislative session. The 20th District lawmaker was officially sworn into office at noon today by Associate Chief...

Jan. 14, 2019

Statement from Rep. Richard DeBolt on an alternative solution to Governor Jay Inslee's new climate-change proposal announced today: “This legislative session is going to be about contrast and differences between Republican...

Dec. 10, 2018

Rep. Richard DeBolt's bill to allow volunteer midwives and doulas to provide assistance to incarcerated pregnant inmates in county jails and state prisons was signed into law Tuesday by the governor....

March 13, 2018

The Legislature approved the final version of the bipartisan 2017-19 supplemental capital budget late Thursday. Rep. Richard DeBolt, R-Chehalis, ranking minority member of the House Capital Budget Committee, helped negotiate the...

March 8, 2018

Late Tuesday, the House approved the bipartisan 2017-19 biennium supplemental capital budget. Rep. Richard DeBolt, R-Chehalis, ranking minority member of the House Capital Budget Committee, helped put together the plan that...

Feb. 27, 2018

Late Thursday, the House approved the long-awaited bipartisan 2017-19 capital budget. With $4.17 billion in total spending and $2.72 billion in bonds, the newly approved budget also leaves $211 million for...

Jan. 18, 2018