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Rep. Peter Abbarno, R-Centralia, says the state's controversial long-term care program and payroll tax is delayed, but not fixed, despite Gov. Jay Inslee's comments Thursday. Inslee signed into law an 18-month...

Jan. 28, 2022

Two House committees held public hearings at nearly the same time Tuesday on bills authored by Rep. Peter Abbarno to provide funding assistance to upgrade fire stations and to provide tax...

Jan. 25, 2022

Sen. John Braun, Rep. Ed Orcutt, and Rep. Peter Abbarno are inviting 20th District citizens to join them Tuesday evening, Feb. 1, for a virtual town hall meeting online. The southwest...

Jan. 25, 2022

Rep. Peter Abbarno, R-Centralia, discusses long-term care, his 2022 legislation providing a grant program for rural fire stations, prevention of cold water drownings, B&O tax incentives for veterans and military families,...

Jan. 20, 2022

Rep. Peter Abbarno has co-sponsored bipartisan legislation that would recognize country singer Dolly Parton's Imagination Library as a statewide program in Washington state. House Bill 2068 was introduced on Wednesday, Jan....

Jan. 20, 2022

During floor action Wednesday, Rep. Peter Abbarno, R-Centralia, attempted to bring forward House Bill 1594, which would repeal the controversial long-term care insurance program and payroll tax. House Democrats rejected the...

Jan. 20, 2022

Democrats in the state House of Representatives have rejected both a repeal and a replacement of the state's new long-term care insurance and payroll tax. Instead, legislation passed the House Wednesday...

Jan. 19, 2022

Rep. Peter Abbarno, R-Centralia, discusses House floor action on Jan. 19 relating to the long-term care insurance program and payroll tax. House Republicans attempted to bring forward legislation to repeal and...

Jan. 19, 2022

Motions by House Republicans to have floor votes on two bills relating to the state's controversial long-term care insurance program and payroll tax were rejected Wednesday by majority Democrats. House Bill...

Jan. 19, 2022

Republican legislators met with reporters and told them Democrats have refused to hear Republican-proposed solutions to the “deeply flawed” long-term care insurance program and payroll tax Democrats passed in 2019. Rep....

Jan. 18, 2022