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The Legislature adjourned on March 8. It is great to be back in beautiful Whatcom County. Since being home, we have had opportunities to meet with constituents and local groups about...

May 7, 2018

Rep. Vincent Buys, R-Lynden, shares five things you need to know for the 2018 legislative session, including the latest on a Hirst fix and the capital budget, the governor’s carbon-tax proposal,...

Jan. 18, 2018

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

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

The tone has been set for the 2017 legislative session. Lawmaker’s number-one priority is to resolve McCleary, the 2012 state Supreme Court decision that ruled the state was failing to meet...

Jan. 18, 2017

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