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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

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

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

Rep. Vincent Buys, R-Lynden, appears on KGMI to answer questions about state funding for providers of care for the disabled and disadvantaged community in response to claims from Cascade Connections that...

March 29, 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

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 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

Reps. Vincent Buys and Luanne Van Werven from the 42nd District voted in favor of the 2016 supplemental operating budget due to funding allocated for worker training in response to Alcoa...

March 30, 2016

Rep. Buys expresses his disappointment with the I-1366 ruling in this statement.

Jan. 22, 2016