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During his State of the State Address Tuesday, Governor Jay Inslee outlined a lengthy list of wants in his agenda for the 60-day legislative session in Olympia. But a fix for...

Jan. 9, 2018

Rep. Dan Kristiansen, R- Snohomish, digs into the details of the Hirst-imposed water access restrictions in rural Washington, answers why Republicans have chosen to link Hirst relief to the capital budget...

Jan. 9, 2018

The Washington Legislature convened at noon Monday, starting the clock on a 60-day session. Lawmakers say there’s much to do in a short amount of time. John Sattgast reports from the...

Jan. 8, 2018

Since the Legislature adjourned July 20, we've experienced some changes in representation of the 39th District. Representative John Koster, who returned to the Legislature in January after 17 years, was named executive director...

Nov. 9, 2017

“We're disappointed that Hirst negotiations ended at an impasse. In the end, the House Democrats failed to bring any Hirst-related bill to the floor for a vote. If they would have...

July 20, 2017

Rep. Dan Kristiansen, R-Snohomish, discusses why the Legislature will be going into a special session.

April 19, 2017

It's Week 10 of the scheduled 105-day legislative session and our focus is back to the committee hearing process where the House is considering Senate bills, and vice versa. Dead or...

March 14, 2017

Rep. Dan Kristiansen discusses the first major legislative deadline and what happens to the surviving bills.

March 9, 2017

We are in a very busy time of the 2017 legislative session. This coming Wednesday will mark the halfway point of our scheduled 105 days at the state Capitol. Deadlines focus...

Feb. 26, 2017

Just a quick reminder that we are holding a telephone town hall meeting tomorrow night  (Tuesday, Feb. 21) for citizens throughout the 39th District to discuss issues with us and get...

Feb. 20, 2017