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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

State laws can impact your quality of life. So, you should have a voice in the creation of our laws. This is a fundamental tenet of how government should work. Unfortunately...

Feb. 28, 2013

Two bills that would benefit farmers, sponsored by Rep. Vincent Buys, R-Lynden, passed out of policy committee this week. One of the bills was a request from Buys’ local Raspberry farmers....

Feb. 22, 2013

Rep. Vincent Buys, R-Lynden, introduced a bill that would provide relief for a number of farmers in Whatcom County. These farmers have been struggling for the last 20 to 25 years...

Feb. 8, 2013

We are now on day 22 of the scheduled 105-day session. After weeks of ceremonies and work sessions, action is ramping up. I will be sending out e-mail updates, like this...

Feb. 5, 2013

The 2012 legislative sessions finally came to an end on April 11, after 24 hours of voting, a 60-day regular session and 31 days of two special sessions. In this time,...

April 20, 2012

Today is the 38th day of the 2012 regular session; which means we are more than half-way done with the  60-days we have scheduled to be in Olympia. Recent days have...

Feb. 15, 2012

My first legislative session in Olympia could be likened to a rollercoaster – many ups and downs, with lots of twists and turns. While tough decisions and difficult negotiations drew attention...

Aug. 2, 2011

As we entered the month of May, I expected to be back in the 42nd Legislative District discussing the good and the bad of my first legislative session. However, I spent...

May 4, 2011

Rep. Vincent Buys had two bills he prime-sponsored signed into law by the governor today. House Bill 1467 modifies the definition of a “well” under the Water Well Construction Act (WWCA)....

April 29, 2011