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The majority party in Olympia passed a business and occupation (B&O) tax increase last night, despite strenuous objections from Republicans. We offered more than 30 amendments (none were accepted) to Senate...

Feb. 7, 2020

The 9th Legislative District team of Sen. Mark Schoesler and Reps. Mary Dye and Joe Schmick applauded today's passage of a new two-year state capital (construction) budget that includes funding for...

April 28, 2019

Legislation to help address nursing home staffing levels was signed into law today by Gov. Jay Inslee. House Bill 1349 clarifies the official definition of geriatric behavioral health worker. Rep. Joe...

April 3, 2019