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Legislators from the 42nd Legislative District, Reps. Vincent Buys and Luanne Van Werven, introduced legislation Monday to protect Washingtonians from property tax increases as a result of levy reform the Legislature passed in 2017....

Jan. 9, 2018

We're a little more than a month away from the start of the 2018 legislative session. As the holidays approach and many of you begin to spend more time with family...

Nov. 30, 2017

Forty-second District Reps. Vincent Buys and Luanne Van Werven issued the following joint statement today after the Legislature adjourned Thursday without passing legislation to address the state Supreme Court's Hirst decision that jeopardizes...

July 21, 2017

This week, the Legislature adjourned it's first special session and began a second, 30-day special session. The reason for overtime remains to be lack of an agreement over a new, two-year...

May 26, 2017

Forty-second District Reps. Vincent Buys and Luanne Van Werven issued the following joint statement today after Gov. Jay Inslee vetoed a section of the transportation budget that would have provided funding...

May 19, 2017

Lawmakers kick off the first special session after the 2017 legislative session ends without a budget deal. Rep. Vincent Buys, R-Lynden, explains how special session works, where budget negotiations are now,...

April 24, 2017

Please join Rep. Luanne Van Werven and me for a telephone town hall tomorrow, April 4, from 6 to 7 p.m. During the hour-long event, listeners will be able to ask...

April 4, 2017

Forty-second District Reps. Vincent Buys and Luanne Van Werven, both R-Lynden, will host a telephone town hall meeting for constituents on Tuesday, April 4 from 6-7 p.m. The lawmakers will take questions...

March 27, 2017

There's less than one month left of the 2017 legislative session. So far, the House has passed 380 bills and the Senate has passed 296 bills. Right now, House committees are...

March 24, 2017

We're now more than halfway through the 2017 legislative session. Three major legislative deadlines are behind us — policy and fiscal committee cutoffs, and house of origin cutoff. That means bills...

March 10, 2017