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The House and Senate will finish voting on their own bills Tuesday, Feb. 13, starting a new round of debate and policymaking when they consider bills from the other chamber. Meanwhile,...

Feb. 9, 2024

Rep. Peter Abbarno, R-Centralia, talks with KVI’s Ari Hoffman about the refusal of legislative Democrats to hold public hearings on any of the six initiatives, the effort to ban natural gas, and...

Feb. 2, 2024

Rep. Peter Abbarno, R-Centralia, joins Capitol Report to provide updates on his sponsored legislation in the 2024 legislative session as well as good and bad bills moving through the House. Wash....

Feb. 2, 2024

Democrats have again once again turned a deaf ear on another request by House Republican lawmakers for a public hearing on a citizen’s initiative. Nic Scott reports from the state Capitol....

Jan. 29, 2024

Rep. Peter Abbarno, R-Centralia, discusses what happens now that five initiatives have been brought to the Legislature this session. Wash. House Republicans · 01-26-24 – RADIO: Capitol Report with Rep. Abbarno:...

Jan. 26, 2024

A fifth initiative of the people has been certified by the Secretary of State. And while House Republican lawmakers have again called for a public hearing, Democrats don’t want to hear...

Jan. 25, 2024

Rep. Peter Abbarno, R-Centralia, spoke with KXL’s Lars Larson about high gas prices, the state’s new long-term care payroll tax, and high housing costs. Wash. House Republicans · 10-05-23 – RADIO:...

Oct. 5, 2023

Beginning Saturday (July 1), a new payroll tax kicks in for most Washington workers to fund the state’s new long-term care insurance program. John Sattgast reports from Olympia. Wash. House Republicans...

June 29, 2023

The Washington Department of Corrections announced Monday it will close the Larch Corrections Center in Clark County, citing a declining prison population. Rep. Peter Abbarno, R-Centralia, says its a mistake to...

June 28, 2023

The state’s new long-term care insurance program and payroll tax takes effect July 1. Rep. Peter Abbarno, R-Centralia, tells KXL’s Lars Larson it’s an inadequate, short-term benefit that many people may...

June 9, 2023