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Rep. Richard DeBolt, R-Chehalis, ranking member of the House Capital Budget Committee, was a lead negotiator and budget writer for this year’s supplemental spending plan, which adjusts the original capital budget...

March 12, 2020

The Legislature reconvened today for the 2020 session. It’s an honor to be back at the state Capitol serving the people of the 20th District. For most of the short 60-day...

Jan. 13, 2020

The state’s Capitol Campus was bustling with activity last week. Lawmakers gathered in Olympia for Committee Assembly Days to prepare for the upcoming 2020 session. Along with my colleagues, I spent...

Nov. 26, 2019

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

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

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, discusses how the Carbon Free Washington Act can help transition our state into a clean energy future. DeBolt says the incentives have enormous potential to propel energy...

Jan. 23, 2019