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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

Earlier today, Gov. Jay Inslee vetoed $445 million in spending from the 2020 supplemental operating budget that was approved by lawmakers in March. Rep. Drew Stokesbary, R-Auburn, ranking Republican on the...

April 3, 2020

Rep. Drew Stokesbary, R-Auburn, ranking Republican on the House Appropriations Committee, released the following statement Wednesday regarding the 2020 supplemental operating budget agreed to by the majority’s budget negotiators in the...

March 11, 2020

House Republican budget lead, Rep. Drew Stokesbary, R-Auburn, released the following statement regarding the passage of the House Democrats’ supplemental operating budget proposal: “Tonight, the Democratic majority voted their supplemental operating...

Feb. 28, 2020

Rep. Drew Stokesbary, R-Auburn, ranking Republican on the House Appropriations Committee, released the following statement Monday regarding the House Democrats’ supplemental operating budget proposal. “With surging state revenue creating a $2.4...

Feb. 24, 2020

With today’s updated state revenue forecast projecting a surge of $1.1 billion in unexpected new revenue, House Republican budget lead, Rep. Drew Stokesbary, has introduced a bill to provide $1 billion...

Feb. 19, 2020