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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

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

 Governor Jay Inslee unveiled his proposed two-year state operating budget Thursday in Olympia, with new taxes on capital gains and health care premiums. Legislative Republicans were not impressed. John Sattgast reports....

Dec. 18, 2020

The 66th Washington Legislature adjourned the 2020 session Thursday night after passing supplemental operating, transportation and capital budgets. But the final moments were partially subdued, as legislative employees and the public...

March 12, 2020

In the final days of the 2020 legislative session, Rep. Drew Stokesbary, R-Auburn, joins KVI's Kirby Wilbur to weigh in on budget negotiations. He also updates listeners on the status of...

March 9, 2020

In Olympia, the state House passed a supplemental operating budget Friday that increases spending on government programs without relief for taxpayers. Republicans warned new spending obligations created in the Democrat spending...

March 1, 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