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Rep. Dan Kristiansen discusses the recent committee cutoff schedule, problems with the new I-405 tolling system, and public hearings for the week ahead.

Feb. 9, 2016

Republicans in the House are finding themselves at the forefront of continuing questions following the Senate firing of Transportation Department head, Lynn Peterson.

Feb. 9, 2016

“Graham Hunt has resigned from the Washington State House of Representatives, effective immediately. I support Graham's decision and believe it is in the best interest of the constituents in the Second...

Feb. 3, 2016

With only 38 days remaining of the scheduled 60-day regular session, time is slipping by fast as committees attempt to hear and pass policy bills before this coming Friday, Feb. 5....

Feb. 2, 2016

We've now begun our third week of the 2016 legislative session and some major issues have already come to the forefront. Initiative 1366 – Court rules it unconstitutional; Republicans move forward...

Jan. 26, 2016

Rep. Dan Kristiansen gives his priorities for the 2016 session in this email update, along with a look of committee activities for the week ahead.

Jan. 19, 2016

Response is coming in from lawmakers following the governor’s State of the State address. Ruth Johnson reports.

Jan. 13, 2016

The 2016 legislative session is underway, and parties on both sides of the aisle are focusing on the importance of education.

Jan. 12, 2016

As lawmakers prepare to head into the 2016 session, they are already talking about the controversial carbon pollution plan put forth by the Department of Ecology this week. On both...

Jan. 9, 2016

In two days, lawmakers convene in Olympia for the 2016 legislative session. One top priority: education, as both sides of the aisle feel mounting pressure from the state Supreme Court...

Jan. 9, 2016