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Group will discuss state sales tax increase proposal, budget solutions The House Republicans will hold a media availability immediately following the House Health and Human Services Committee hearing tomorrow morning. The...

April 20, 2009

Voices of “Tea Party” protestors fall on deaf ears Within hours of the massive anti-tax protests held throughout Washington, new measures to raise taxes on the citizens of the state are...

April 17, 2009

The Senate Democrat operating budget released today proposed to close Green Hill School and send all inmates elsewhere in the state. Green Hill is a high-security juvenile detention center that houses...

March 31, 2009

“We will continue to stand up for taxpayers and respect the will of voters who demanded no tax increases be enacted in Olympia without approval from a two-thirds majority of the...

March 5, 2009

House Republicans press for answers, taxpayer protection   House Republicans are asking House Speaker Frank Chopp to rule on whether the Washington State House of Representatives can repeal an established tax...

March 3, 2009

  “We were truly saddened to hear the news that we lost our friend Mary Skinner after her courageous bout with cancer. Mary touched everyone who had the privilege of knowing...

Feb. 5, 2009

'This is a small, but good first step to begin what may be a series of supplemental budgets,' says Alexander   The Washington State House of Representatives passed Substitute House Bill...

Feb. 2, 2009

In a letter to the state's Salary Commission, House Republican Leader Richard DeBolt urged the board not to approve pay increases for state lawmakers this year. The request to forego salary...

Jan. 21, 2009

For interviews contact: Sen. Mike Hewitt, (360) 786-7630 Rep. Richard DeBolt, (360) 786-7896   OLYMPIA…State House Republican Leader Richard DeBolt, R-Chehalis, and Senate Republican Leader Mike Hewitt, R-Walla Walla, will host...

Jan. 12, 2009