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This is the 16th day of the 2014 legislative session. It has been a very busy, challenging and rewarding session so far. For those of you who may not know I...

Jan. 28, 2014

Buys, a 34-year-old small business owner, will replace Rep. Bruce Chandler as the ranking Republican on the House Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee.

Nov. 15, 2013

Interim has been busy for me since our second special session ended on June 29. I’ve been fortunate to spend time at my construction business building a new home, traveling to...

Oct. 3, 2013

On June 28, the long-awaited state operating budget was voted out of the House 81-11. Rep. Vincent Buys voted to support the budget. A 'yes' vote is a rarity for state...

July 1, 2013

Tuesday marked the end of the first special session of 2013. Disappointingly, after 105 days of regular session, and another 30 days, the Legislature has still not reached a budget compromise....

June 13, 2013

Following the collapse of a section of the bridge over the Skagit River on Interstate 5, the 42nd District legislative delegation, including Sen. Doug Ericksen, Rep. Vincent Buys and Rep. Jason...

May 24, 2013

House Bill 1770, sponsored by Rep. Vincent Buys, was signed into law April 23 by Governor Inslee. The bill would allow two non-voting members with marketing experience to sit on any...

April 27, 2013

There are 11 days remaining for the 2013 session. We are currently busy voting on policy bills since the final cut-off for votes on the House floor is tonight. After this...

April 18, 2013

There are 24 more days scheduled for the 2013 session. We have passed four deadlines so far and our next cutoff will be on Tuesday, April 9. By that time, Senate...

April 5, 2013

Sen. Doug Ericksen, Rep. Vincent Buys and Rep. Jason Overstreet will be hosting a telephone town hall meeting the evening of Tuesday, March 26. The hour-long forum will be an opportunity...

March 26, 2013