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Jack Knox, a freshman at Tumwater High School recently spent a week paging for Rep. Richard DeBolt, R-Chehalis. Jack is the son of Kathy and Chris Knox of Olympia. Contact: Lisa...

March 9, 2012

  House Republican Leader Richard DeBolt, R-Chehalis, had this to say following passage of a supplemental operating budget in the state Senate late last night: “The Democrats are entitled to their...

March 3, 2012

Group will release full operating budget proposal at a later date   House Republicans introduced their K-12 education budget proposal in a news conference at the Capitol today. The proposal is...

Feb. 2, 2012

Group to show how Fund Education First legislation would be implemented; will release full supplemental operating budget proposal at a later date   House Republicans will unveil their K-12 education budget...

Feb. 1, 2012

Broad support shown for measure requiring separate education budget House Republicans' Fund Education First proposal was heard in the Education Appropriations and Oversight committee today. House Bill 2533, which is a...

Jan. 31, 2012

House Republican Leader Richard DeBolt issued the following statement regarding today's State of the State address: “I agree with the governor that we must protect our most vulnerable citizens, educate our...

Jan. 10, 2012

House Republican Leader Richard DeBolt and Rep. Gary Alexander, the lead budget negotiator for Republicans, issued the following statements regarding today's vote in the state House of Representatives to pass a...

Dec. 14, 2011

State Rep. Richard DeBolt, R-Chehalis, today said the Legislature is on the brink of failure as the 30-day special legislative session enters its second week. He said the snails-pace is particularly...

Dec. 8, 2011

Governor Chris Gregoire released her proposed 2012 supplemental budget today that reduces General Fund spending by about $1.7 billion, leaves $602 million in reserves and calls for a referendum to raise...

Nov. 21, 2011

House Republican leaders today responded to Gov. Chris Gregoire's budget suggestions to address the nearly $2 billion budget shortfall.   Rep. Richard DeBolt, R-Chehalis, and House Republican Leader: “Real fiscal discipline...

Oct. 28, 2011