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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 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

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

Legislation sponsored by Rep. Peter Abbarno, R-Centralia and Rep. Dan Griffey, R-Allyn, would provide a new grant funding source for rural fire departments whose buildings and equipment are inadequate to meet...

Jan. 18, 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

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