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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

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

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, discusses the flaws of the state's new long-term care program and payroll tax with KVI's Ari Hoffman. Abbarno is proposing to repeal the tax, which takes effect...

Nov. 10, 2021

House Republicans in Olympia are calling for a repeal of the Democrats' new long-term care insurance program and payroll tax. John Sattgast reports from the state Capitol. Wash. House Republicans ·...

Nov. 1, 2021

A state lawmaker from Lewis County plans to introduce legislation to bring attention to the hazards of cold-water shock following the drowning of a young man last spring near Chehalis. John...

Sept. 29, 2021

Rep. Peter Abbarno, R-Centralia, joins Phil Vandervort on Seattle's KVI Radio to discuss the 2021 remote legislative session, which adjourned Sunday, April 25. Abbarno discusses taxes passed by majority Democrats, including...

April 26, 2021

After two days of debate, Democrats in the state House of Representatives on Wednesday passed a seven percent tax on capital gains income exceeding 250-thousand dollars from the sale of long-term...

April 21, 2021

Rep. Peter Abbarno, R-Centralia, joins KELA Radio to take a few phone calls and discuss a wide range of topics as the 2021 legislative session draws to a close. Abbarno reviews...

April 21, 2021

During House floor debate Tuesday night on amendments to Senate Bill 5096, the capital gains income tax, Rep. Peter Abbarno, R-Centralia, asked why majority Democrats would prevent voters from seeking a...

April 21, 2021