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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

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 the selling of pets as big business. The 20th District lawmaker says it is far more humane to adopt a pet from a local shelter...

March 12, 2019

Rep. Richard DeBolt, R-Chehalis, joins Peter Abbarno on KELA to discuss his incentive-based clean energy proposal, criminal justice reform, mental health, the state supreme court, the capital budget, gun laws, healthcare...

Feb. 13, 2019

For years, Governor Inslee and some lawmakers in Olympia have suggested Washington’s air could become cleaner if energy producers and polluters were taxed and penalized. However, a Republican state representative thinks...

Jan. 21, 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

Rep. Richard DeBolt, R-Chehalis, joins Peter Abbarno on KELA for a wide-ranging discussion on everything from mental health to cross-laminated timber. DeBolt also talks about school funding, Washington state’s urban-rural divide,...

Feb. 21, 2018

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

Rep. Richard DeBolt, R-Chehalis, recently received an award from the Capitol Land Trust for his legislative work and support of environmental restoration projects along the Pacific coast. DeBolt was honored along with...

Feb. 8, 2017