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With less than a week remaining of the 2021 legislative session, it is becoming apparent the governor's emergency powers will likely remain intact and unchanged. John Sattgast reports. Wash. House Republicans...

April 18, 2021

Rep. Drew Stokesbary, ranking Republican on the House Appropriations Committee, delivers remarks on his amendment to remove the capital gains income tax from the House Democrats' 2021-23 operating budget.

April 5, 2021

Rep. Drew Stokesbary, R-Auburn, ranking Republican on the House Appropriations Committee, released the following statement Saturday following passage of the House Democrats' 2021-23 operating budget: “I am astounded House Democrats continue...

April 3, 2021

Rep. Drew Stokesbary, R-Auburn, ranking Republican on the House Appropriations Committee, released the following statement Friday regarding the 2021-23 operating budget proposed by the majority party in the House: “While families across...

March 26, 2021

The Economic and Revenue Forecast Council released and adopted its latest state revenue forecast this morning. As compared to the November 2020 forecast, Near General Fund-Outlook revenue increased by $1.34 billion...

March 17, 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 House Republicans released their 2021-23 operating budget framework at a news conference today. Ranking member on the House Appropriations Committee, Rep. Drew Stokesbary, says it is not necessary for state...

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, R-Auburn, the Ranking Republican on the House Appropriations Committee, delivers remarks on final passage of Senate Bill 5061. If signed into law, the bill would give employers relief...

Feb. 1, 2021

Calling it “a needed lifeline for families and small businesses,” the budget leader for the House Republicans in Olympia has introduced an enormous and comprehensive state COVID stimulus package. John Sattgast...

Jan. 19, 2021