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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

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 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

Continuing his tour of schools in the 20th Legislative District, Rep. Peter Abbarno visited the Tenino and Rochester school districts on Monday, Nov. 1, where he met with education administrators and...

Nov. 3, 2021

Rep. Peter Abbarno said today he plans to introduce a bill for the 2022 legislative session that would repeal the Democrats' new long-term care insurance program and payroll tax. In drafting...

Nov. 1, 2021

Today, Oct. 18, is the deadline Gov. Jay Inslee set when he announced in August vaccination requirements for most state employees, private health care workers, long-term care workers, employees working in K-12,...

Oct. 18, 2021

Zachary Lee Rager had jumped several times from the train trestle on the Willapa Hills Trail into the Chehalis River during the summer months. When he did it again on March...

Sept. 29, 2021