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This past year has been truly unprecedented. Last February, while coronavirus was silently spreading, the economy was peaking, employment was strong and our state operating budget had a substantial surplus. By...

Feb. 23, 2021

Rep. Drew Stokesbary, ranking member on the House Appropriations Committee, explains the House Republican operating budget proposal that was released on Feb. 16, 2021. Learn more about the proposal here.

Feb. 17, 2021

Washington State House Republicans discuss key components of their 2021-23 proposed operating budget, led by Appropriations Committee Ranking Member Drew Stokesbary. Legislators highlight how their budget would benefit working families, students,...

Feb. 16, 2021

Details: Real Opportunities for All Washingtonians | Funding Priorities 2021-23 Biennial Operating Budget Proposal | Presentation House 2021-23 Biennium Operating Budget Proposals | Fiscal.wa.gov Washington House Republicans released their 2021-23 operating...

Feb. 16, 2021

Washington House Republicans unveiled their operating budget proposal Tuesday. The framework, they say, would fund priorities for working families, growing students, vulnerable populations, small businesses, and all of Washington, with no...

Feb. 16, 2021

The state House approved a COVID-relief bill Monday night, with most Republicans reluctantly voting no, saying it doesn't go far enough to provide real relief to struggling businesses and families. John...

Feb. 2, 2021

Rep. Drew Stokesbary joins KVI's Kirby Wilbur to discuss the state's budget outlook and the economic realities working families are facing. The 31st District lawmaker also shares his thoughts on reforming...

Jan. 25, 2021

Rep. Drew Stokesbary, R-Auburn, visits with KTTH's Jason Rantz to discuss his $4 billion REAL Recovery for Washington Act. Wash. House Republicans · 01-20-21 – RADIO: Rep. Stokesbary talks with Jason...

Jan. 20, 2021

Representative Drew Stokesbary, R-Auburn, the Ranking Republican on the House Appropriations Committee, has introduced a comprehensive $4 billion economic recovery package. The REAL Recovery for Washington Act (House Bill 1334) would...

Jan. 19, 2021

Rep. Drew Stokesbary, R-Auburn, responds to Gov. Jay Inslee's inaugural address. To read his full speech, click here.

Jan. 13, 2021