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On Thursday, March 12, the Washington State House of Representatives introduced House Resolution 4686 honoring 20th District Rep. Richard DeBolt. DeBolt recently announced his retirement from the Legislature. Several members honored...

March 12, 2020

We've officially reached the midway point of the 60-day session. We've also passed two critical benchmarks: policy cutoff and fiscal cutoff. Hundreds of bills are now considered "dead." The only...

Feb. 13, 2020

Rep. Richard DeBolt, R-Chehalis, announces his retirement from the state House of Representatives after 24 years of service.

Feb. 7, 2020

The longest-serving member of the House Republican Caucus announced he will not seek re-election and will retire from his office as a 20th District legislator at the end of his term...

Feb. 6, 2020

Rep. Richard DeBolt, R-Chehalis, announced today he will not seek another term to the Washington State House of Representatives. The former director for the Chehalis-Centralia Chamber, and native of Tacoma,...

Feb. 6, 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

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

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