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If hundreds of millions of gallons of untreated stormwater and raw sewage flows into Puget Sound, but politicians and environmental groups don’t make a peep, did it really happen? That’s what...

March 6, 2017

Policy committee cutoff is exactly one week away. That means any bills without a fiscal impact that do not pass out of their respective committees will be considered "dead" for the...

Feb. 10, 2017

Rep. Vincent Buys, R-Lynden, was selected by House Republican Leadership to serve on the House Environment Committee. The shift came after then-Rep. Shelly Short, R-Addy, was appointed to the Senate, vacating...

Feb. 10, 2017

Rep. Vincent Buys discusses progress on McCleary, the K-12 education funding decision, as well as bills that have been introduced to address the Hirst decision, which affects Whatcom County and other...

Feb. 1, 2017

The tone has been set for the 2017 legislative session. Lawmaker's number-one priority is to resolve McCleary, the 2012 state Supreme Court decision that ruled the state was failing to meet...

Jan. 18, 2017

House Republican Leader Rep. Dan Kristiansen, R-Snohomish, named members of 2015 House committees from the House Republican Caucus.

Dec. 19, 2014

We are down to the final days of the 2014 legislative session. This year are scheduled for a short 60-day session and it is very likely that we will get done...

March 8, 2014

Today is the 40th day of the scheduled 60-day legislative session. Several significant deadlines have passed and a large portion of the legislation proposed this year is considered dead. For a...

Feb. 21, 2014

Forty-second District Rep. Vincent Buys, R-Lynden, Rep. Jason Overstreet, R-Lynden, and Senator Doug Ericksen, R-Ferndale, will host a joint town hall on Saturday, Feb. 22. At the Blaine high school. People...

Feb. 14, 2014

This is the 27th day of the 2014 legislative session. Yesterday, Feb.7, was the last day for committees to hear bills from their house of origin and the first significant deadline...

Feb. 8, 2014