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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

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

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

Rep. Richard DeBolt, R-Chehalis, has been appointed to an additional leadership role as the ranking member of the House Environment and Energy Committee. The committee considers issues related to environmental policy,...

Jan. 14, 2020

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