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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

Rep. Drew Stokesbary, R-Auburn, joins KVI's Kirby Wilbur to discuss the 2020 legislative session. The 31st District lawmaker says the majority is attempting to “Balkanize” the state budget by abandoning traditional...

Jan. 27, 2020

Rep. Drew Stokesbary, R-Auburn, speaks with KTTH's Jason Rantz about his bill to end Washington state's homelessness crisis through a combination of compassion, enforcement and accountability.

Jan. 17, 2020

Gov. Jay Inslee delivered his State of the State address in Olympia Tuesday. Reaction to the speech in this report from John Sattgast. SATTGAST: Although the governor recognized the serious problem...

Jan. 14, 2020

Speaking with Kirby Wilbur on KVI Radio, Rep. Drew Stokesbary, R-Auburn, who serves as the ranking Republican on the House Appropriations Committee and is a member of the Finance Committee, said...

May 2, 2019

Rep. Drew Stokesbary, R-Auburn, joins KTTH's Jason Rantz to discuss his amendments to the omnibus opioid bill that passed the House floor. Stokesbary's amendments would prevent the state from partnering with...

April 22, 2019

Majority Democrats gave little notice before holding an executive session Friday morning in the House Finance Committee where they approved billions of dollars in new and increased taxes. John Sattgast reports...

April 22, 2019

Rep. Drew Stokesbary, R-Auburn, joins KVI's Kirby Wilbur to share his concerns about the House Democrats' 2019-2021 operating budget proposal. Stokesbary explains why he doesn't want Washington to rely on highly...

April 1, 2019

The two-year state operating budget unveiled Monday by state House Democrats is drawing sharp criticism from legislative Republicans. John Sattgast reports from the state Capitol. SATTGAST: (:78) The $53 billion dollar...

March 27, 2019