Rep. Peter Abbarno's News & Media


The parents of a young man who drowned from cold-water shock last year in the Chehalis River pleaded with lawmakers in a House committee Thursday to pass “Zack's Law.” John Sattgast...

Jan. 13, 2022

After Gov. Jay Inslee delivered his annual State of the State Address on Tuesday, Rep. Peter Abbarno, R-Centralia, issued this statement: “The theme of the governor's state of the state this...

Jan. 11, 2022

A public hearing has been scheduled for Thursday, Jan. 13 at 3:30 p.m. in the House Transportation Committee on House Bill 1595, also known as “Zack's Law.” Named in memory of...

Jan. 10, 2022

Heavy rains have swollen China Creek, and the Chehalis, Skookumchuck and Newaukum rivers, causing extensive flooding in some portions of Lewis County and forcing the closure of U.S. Highway 6 from...

Jan. 7, 2022

When the 2022 legislative session convenes on Monday, Jan. 10, Rep. Peter Abbarno will press forward with legislation that seeks to prevent cold-water shock drownings through signage at bridges and along...

Jan. 4, 2022

Rep. Peter Abbarno says he's found a way to relieve labor shortages that are contributing to supply chain issues in Washington state. The 20th District lawmaker has prefiled legislation to expand...

Dec. 20, 2021

Gov. Jay Inslee has announced an agreement to delay implementation of the state's new long-term care insurance program and payroll tax that was set to begin Jan. 1, 2022. Rep. Joe Schmick, R-Colfax, ranking...

Dec. 17, 2021

Rep. Peter Abbarno, R-Centralia, discusses with KXL's Lars Larson the numerous flaws of the state's new long-term care insurance program and payroll tax (WA Cares Fund), and why it should be...

Dec. 9, 2021

Rep. Peter Abbarno, R-Centralia, explains concerns with the state's new long-term care insurance program (WA Cares Fund) and payroll tax that take effect Jan. 1, 2022. Abbarno has introduced legislation, House...

Dec. 8, 2021

Rep. Peter Abbarno today called for House and Senate Democrats to join him and other Republicans in a bipartisan effort to repeal the state's new long-term care insurance program and payroll...

Dec. 3, 2021