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Fear of long-term local ramifications lead to legislative meeting Legislators from the 13th, 14th and 15th Districts met yesterday with realtors and home builders who contacted them with concerns about the...

July 28, 2009

State Rep. David Taylor, R-Moxee, has been appointed to the Joint Legislative Committee on Water Supply During Drought. The appointment was announced June 22 by House Speaker Frank Chopp. The committee,...

June 29, 2009

State Rep. David Taylor will host legislative town hall meetings this month in Goldendale, Stevenson and Sunnyside. The 15th District lawmaker will present an overview of issues that were addressed during...

June 4, 2009

Legislation was introduced this week in the state House of Representatives that would set a mandatory public-review period before committee hearings or votes on all appropriation and revenue bills. House Bill...

April 29, 2009

Over strong objections from Republicans who warned that the proposal was neither responsible nor sustainable, majority Democrats pushed their operating budget through the state House of Representatives Friday night. Reps. Bruce...

April 25, 2009

15th District lawmakers pleased at 'common sense' decision In a surprising development, the House of Representatives on Friday adopted an amendment to Senate Bill 5840 to include hydroelectric power as a...

April 20, 2009

The House of Representatives early Wednesday passed Senate Bill 5735, a controversial climate change measure that opponents say would lead to a future cap-and-trade system to ration carbon emissions in Washington....

April 15, 2009

The state House Friday passed a controversial unemployment insurance reform bill (SB 5963) that House Republicans vigorously opposed, arguing that as amended by majority Democrats, the (UI) measure would hurt employers...

April 10, 2009

From the moment he arrived at the state capital last Tuesday morning, the newest member of the state House of Representatives barely had time to grab a fast cup of coffee...

April 3, 2009