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Rep. Vincent Buys has been appointed to the Washington State Building Code Council (SBCC) by Washington State House Speaker Frank Chopp. Buys says the appointment couldn't be more fitting. “I started...

July 15, 2011

After a 105-day regular session and an additional 30-day special session, the 2011 Legislature finally adjourned last week. As I returned to the district after my first legislative session I could...

June 2, 2011

A lot has happened in Olympia since my last e-mail update. It was announced state revenue projections have dropped again, workers’ compensation reform is being tied up in the House by...

March 30, 2011

We just finished 10 days of floor action. We worked long hours, late nights, and during the weekends as we debated, amended and passed bills. The finally tally of House bills...

March 8, 2011

Last Friday we passed a supplemental budget agreement, House Bill 1086, to address the deficit in the current two-year operating budget, which runs through June 30. Unfortunately, it bears too much...

Feb. 22, 2011