Rep. Drew Stokesbary's News & Media


House and Senate Republicans say they’re mystified that a new supplemental operating budget proposed by House Democrats this week provides no meaningful tax relief when the state is sitting on a...

Feb. 22, 2022

During today’s legislative Republican media availability, Rep. Drew Stokesbary reiterated his call for the Legislature to use the state’s massive budget surplus to pass meaningful tax relief this session. “I still...

Feb. 22, 2022

Rep. Drew Stokesbary, R-Auburn, ranking Republican on the House Appropriations Committee, released the following statement today regarding the 2022 supplemental operating budget proposed by the majority: “After spending two years under lockdowns...

Feb. 21, 2022

The Economic and Revenue Forecast Council released and adopted its latest state revenue forecast Wednesday morning. As compared to the November 2020 forecast, Near General Fund-Outlook revenue increased by $1.453 billion...

Feb. 16, 2022

At the legislative Republican media availability today, Rep. Drew Stokesbary said state lawmakers should use record state tax collections to provide meaningful tax relief to working families. Watch:

Feb. 1, 2022

The list of major tax-relief proposals before the Legislature this year no longer belongs solely to Republicans, now that a member of the Senate’s Democrat majority is proposing a one-point drop...

Jan. 21, 2022

During floor action Wednesday, Rep. Drew Stokesbary attempted to bring forward House Bill 1913, which would repeal the controversial long-term care insurance program and payroll tax and replace it with an...

Jan. 20, 2022

Democrats in the state House of Representatives have rejected both a repeal and a replacement of the state’s new long-term care insurance and payroll tax. Instead, legislation passed the House Wednesday...

Jan. 19, 2022

The Washington State House of Representatives will debate and vote on two bills today relating to the state’s controversial long-term care insurance program and payroll tax. Facing pressure from workers, businesses...

Jan. 19, 2022

Republican legislators met with reporters and told them Democrats have refused to hear Republican-proposed solutions to the “deeply flawed” long-term care insurance program and payroll tax Democrats passed in 2019. Rep....

Jan. 18, 2022