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In an unsuccessful attempt, Rep. Vincent Buys requests his bill that would keep the Alcoa Intalco Works plant operational by extending an aluminum smelter tax preference be pulled from committee to...

April 22, 2015

Rep. Buys discusses the 2015-17 budget, and provides readers the latest on his legislation in this email update.

April 16, 2015

Rep. Buys' email update discussing the House Democrats' 2015-17 operating budget and what to expect in the final weeks of session.

April 3, 2015

Rep. Buys' bi-weekly email update where he invites constituents to participate in his telephone town hall March 31 and shares his thoughts on the House Democrats' proposed 2015-17 operating budget.

March 27, 2015

Forty-second District legislators Sen. Doug Ericksen and Reps. Vincent Buys and Luanne Van Werven, both R-Lynden, will hold a telephone town hall Tuesday, March 31 from 6-7 p.m. The dial-in number...

March 26, 2015

Today marks the 67th day of the 105-day session. We recently passed the March 11 house of origin cutoff, meaning House-originated bills that did not pass the House are likely dead...

March 19, 2015

AUDIO: Rep. Vincent Buys, R-42nd District, talks with KGMI's Tracy Ellis about the Legislature's floor cutoff and what that means for important bills.

March 11, 2015

Forty-second District legislators Sen. Doug Ericksen, R-Ferndale, and Reps. Vincent Buys, R-Lynden, and Luanne Van Werven, R-Lynden, are holding a town hall meeting Saturday, March 14 at Whatcom Community College.

March 6, 2015

House passes a bill sponsored by Rep. Vincent Buys, R-Lynden, that would create a criminal offense for individuals who share intimate images without the consent of the individual depicted.

March 6, 2015

This week has been busy with a lot of floor action in the state House. We've passed more than 100 bills from the House to the Senate with more to come. Here's a brief...

March 5, 2015