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We are now on day 33 of the scheduled 105-day session. Currently, more than 800 bills have been introduced and the pace is frenetic; however, the needs of the people back...

Feb. 16, 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

Rep. Vincent Buys, R-Lynden, believes Initiative 1053 (I-1053) works as intended and clearly represents the will of the people. Buys is disappointed by the recent ruling from the King County Superior...

June 1, 2012

It has been great to be back in Whatcom County after the long 2012 sessions. As always, I am thankful for the support of everyone in my district. I appreciated hearing...

May 4, 2012

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

We are nearing the end of the 2012 regular session with less than one week remaining. The majority of my time is now spent voting on the House floor. This week...

March 3, 2012

Washington state is realizing a nearly $2 billion, or roughly 7 percent, increase in tax collections this two-year budget cycle as the economy slowly begins to turn a corner. Yet today,...

Feb. 29, 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

House Republicans released their K-12 education budget last week. Rep. Vincent Buys, who serves on the House Higher Education Committee, was vocal in his support of this budget. “The recent McCleary...

Feb. 6, 2012

In less than a week the 2012 regular legislative session will officially start. I’m excited to get back to Olympia and continue to fight for important changes to government. Some of...

Jan. 6, 2012