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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. Buys provides an update on his sponsored legislation during the second week of the 2015 legislative session.

Jan. 22, 2015

Rep. Vincent Buys, R-Lynden, talks with KGMI's Tracy Ellis (Bellingham radio) about the opening of the 2015 legislative session, the budget, education and agriculture.

Jan. 15, 2015

In just four short days, I will be down in Olympia as the 2015 legislative session convenes. Since the Legislature adjourned in March 2014, I've been meeting with folks in district to...

Jan. 8, 2015

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

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

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

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

As of yesterday we are officially half way through the 105-day scheduled session. Two important deadlines have passed: House policy committee cut off on Feb. 22 and House fiscal committee cut-off...

March 9, 2013