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Rep. Richard DeBolt's bill that would authorize $700 million in bonds to finance Chehalis Basin flood damage reduction and aquatic species habitat restoration projects recently passed the House of Representatives.

Feb. 17, 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 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

The State House of Representatives unanimously passed legislation Thursday that would allow jails and state prisons to provide voluntary maternity services. Rachel Case reports from Olympia.

Jan. 19, 2018

The state House of Representatives unanimously approved a bill Thursday that would allow volunteer midwives and doulas to provide assistance to incarcerated pregnant inmates in county jails and state prisons. Substitute...

Jan. 18, 2018

The House of Representatives approved a bill Tuesday that would allow access to volunteer maternity services for women in county jails or prison. House Bill 2016, introduced by 20th District Rep....

March 1, 2017

Statement from Rep. Richard DeBolt “The final feasibility report issued by the consultant, reiterated what we have said all along. The facts simply don’t support closing either Maple Lane or Green...

Nov. 5, 2009

DeBolt says narrow parameters will produce flawed results   A state study into how best to achieve savings in the state’s juvenile correction system was too narrowly focused to provide credible...

Oct. 13, 2009