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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

A ruling by the Washington State Supreme Court that could restrict siting and drilling of new wells could threaten rural development, Rep. Vincent Buys told Glenn Vaagen of the Washington Ag....

Jan. 18, 2017

Rep. Vincent Buys' bill allowing the Washington Dairy Products Commission to conduct research related to dairy nutrients as commercial products was signed into law March 31.

April 6, 2016

Rep. Vincent Buys, R-Lynden, talks with Dillon Honcoop on Bellingham's KGMI Radio about a proposed measure to establish a permit for concentrated animal feeding operations that discharge into groundwater.

Jan. 29, 2016

Reps. Tom Dent, R-Moses Lake, and Vincent Buys, R-Lynden, share a common concern when it comes to agriculture: water.  The legislators talked with Glenn Vaagen of the Washington Ag Network about their mutual...

Jan. 21, 2016

Washingtonians are fortunate to live in communities that value land and resource management, and take the impact of their environmental footprint seriously. We all have a vested interest in preserving our...

June 18, 2015

This week has been busy with a lot of floor action in the state House. We've passed more than 100 bills from the House to the Senate with more to come. Here's a brief...

March 5, 2015

The first major bill cutoff of the 2015 legislative session is tomorrow, Feb. 20. This means all bills referred to a policy committee not passed out of that committee are labeled...

Feb. 19, 2015

Rep. Vincent Buys, R-Lynden, who serves as the ranking Republican on the House Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee talks with Dillon Honcoop of KGMI Radio in Bellingham about agriculture issues facing...

Feb. 11, 2015

Rep. Buys' bi-weekly email update, where he discusses what's been happening in the state House and provides an update on some of his sponsored legislation.

Feb. 5, 2015