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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

The first month of the 2017 session is nearly in the books. We have until April 23 before regular session adjourns. Like I said in my last update, we have a...

Jan. 27, 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

A ruling by the Washington State Supreme Court that could restrict siting and drilling of new wells could threaten rural development, Rep. Vincent Buys told Glenn Vaagen of the Washington Ag....

Jan. 18, 2017

The new year is here and that means a new session has begun! The 2017 legislative session began on Monday, Jan. 9 in Olympia. It's scheduled to last 105 days, which...

Jan. 14, 2017

With the 2016 general election behind us, I'm honored to continue serving as your voice in the state House of Representatives. In my last update to you in April, I explained...

Dec. 3, 2016

Rep. Buys encourages constituents to stay in touch during the interim.

April 28, 2016

Rep. Vincent Buys provides an overview of the 2016 first special session, budget agreements and more in this legislative update.

April 6, 2016

Rep. Buys discusses his Feb. 19 town hall, proposed budgets and more in this email update.

March 3, 2016

Rep. Buys reminds folks about a town hall event Feb. 19, 2016.

Feb. 18, 2016