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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

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

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

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

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

Yesterday, the state's economist released his latest revenue forecast. Between surging revenue collections over the past year and reduced demand for state services thanks to strong economic growth, our state now...

Feb. 20, 2020

While some residents, particularly in the rural areas of Washington struggle to make ends meet, state government is flush with money – and even more revenue is anticipated, according to a...

Feb. 19, 2020