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Representative Drew Stokesbary, the Ranking Republican on the House Appropriations Committee, has introduced legislation that would repeal the Washington Cares program and associated payroll tax, and replace it with a privately-managed...

Jan. 11, 2022

Rep. Drew Stokesbary, ranking Republican on the House Appropriations Committee and House Republican budget lead, issued a statement Thursday following the release of Gov. Jay Inslee’s 2022 supplemental budget plan. “Despite...

Dec. 16, 2021

Rep. Drew Stokesbary, ranking Republican on the House Appropriations Committee and House Republican budget lead, has been elected chair of the Select Committee on Pension Policy (SCPP). The SCPP studies issues...

July 2, 2021

Rep. Drew Stokesbary, R-Auburn, ranking Republican on the House Appropriations Committee, released a statement Sunday evening following the Legislature’s passage of the 2021-23 operating budget: “Unfortunately, I can only restate all...

April 25, 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

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

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, ranking Republican on the House Appropriations Committee and House Republican budget lead, issued a statement Thursday following Gov. Jay Inslee’s rollout of his 2021-23 budget proposal: “In the...

Dec. 17, 2020