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In Olympia, the state House passed its version of a one-point-six ($1.6) billion dollar supplemental operating budget – a plan Republicans say spends too much and fails to plan for future...

Feb. 26, 2018

The state House of Representatives is scheduled to vote later today (Monday) on a one-point-six ($1.6) billion dollar operating budget that would rely on a capital gains income tax. On Friday,...

Feb. 26, 2018

Rep. David Taylor, R-Moxee, discusses the likelihood of new taxes getting passed in the Washington Legislature, answering questions about the Democrats’ proposed taxes on carbon and capital gains, and talks about...

Feb. 20, 2018

After nearly a year of intensive negotiations, an agreement was reached on a Hirst water rights fix and Thursday evening, lawmakers passed the bill from the House floor. John Sattgast reports...

Jan. 18, 2018

Rep. David Taylor, R-Moxee, describes how leaders of the Senate and House caucuses are coming together to negotiate a fix for water rights restrictions resulting from the Hirst court decision. The...

Jan. 15, 2018

Rep. David Taylor, R-Moxee, tackles the question of whether the legislature will find a solution to the water rights issue caused by the Hirst Supreme Court decision on KIT. Taylor also...

Jan. 9, 2018

Northwest Live hosts Ed Dawson and Rob Francis of KONA ask Rep. David Taylor, R-Moxee, about steps the legislature is taking toward funding K-12 education and the tax increases proposed by...

March 29, 2017

It’s often said that bad policy is the driver to bad fiscal decisions. I’m here to tell you that good policy can just as often be the backseat driver. This past...

Feb. 23, 2017

Rep. David Taylor, R-Moxee, talks with Lance Tormey and Dave Ettl on KIT Radio in Yakima about the upcoming 2017 legislative session.

Jan. 7, 2017

Democrats won’t take a vote on the taxes needed to implement their plan, they know it drains our rainy day fund at a time of economic uncertainty in our state, and...

Feb. 29, 2016