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A proposed $58.2 billion operating budget proposal that passed the House today increases spending by nearly 13 percent over the current biennial budget, and relies on an income tax on capital...

April 3, 2021

Republicans and Democrats joined together Friday afternoon to vote unanimously in favor of a bipartisan 2021-23 capital budget that will create jobs and build new infrastructure across Washington state. Rep. Peter...

April 2, 2021

After lengthy debate Sunday afternoon on the virtual House floor, a bill that would prohibit the open carry of firearms and other weapons within 250 feet of permitted demonstrations, rallies and...

March 28, 2021

Nearly $138 million for local projects in the 20th Legislative District have been included in the proposed $5.68 billion House capital budget, says Rep. Peter Abbarno, who serves as assistant ranking...

March 24, 2021

The state House of Representatives unanimously approved a resolution Monday honoring the service and sacrifice of a Washington State Patrol (WSP) trooper from Chehalis, who died in the line of duty...

March 24, 2021

A comprehensive package of legislation was introduced Monday by House Republicans to address repercussions and concerns of a Washington Supreme Court ruling (State v. Blake) on Feb. 25 that deemed the...

March 23, 2021

For two weeks, lawmakers in the House and Senate have been working long days, evenings and even weekends on the virtual floors of both chambers debating, amending and passing bills to...

March 9, 2021

Rep. Peter Abbarno wants to know what you think. The 20th District lawmaker has created an online survey asking people to choose and rank their top seven legislative issues. Citizens can...

March 5, 2021

Rep. Peter Abbarno, R-Centralia, is trying to provide alternative options so homeless people living in tents, vehicles and RVs have facilities in emergency encampments and prevent wastewater discharges into storm drains...

March 4, 2021

Many people unable to find permanent housing are forced to live in vehicles in a park or government rights-of-way. As a result, waste is being directly discharged in bodies of water...

Feb. 16, 2021