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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

Residents of the 20th Legislative District are invited to a town hall meeting with their state legislators Monday evening, Sept. 20, and it'll be up to them to decide how they...

Sept. 14, 2021

Rep. Peter Abbarno, R-Centralia, has issued this statement following Gov. Jay Inslee's news conference Wednesday in which the governor announced a vaccine mandate for K-12 teachers and staff and a new...

Aug. 19, 2021

The Washington Association of Agricultural Educators has named Rep. Peter Abbarno, R-Centralia, “2021 Legislator of the Year” by local agricultural educators. Abbarno was presented the award Tuesday by Molly Majors, an...

Aug. 4, 2021

During a press conference Wednesday, Gov. Jay Inslee recommended fully-vaccinated people should consider wearing masks in public indoor spaces. He added masks will also be required for all K-12 students and...

July 28, 2021