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Today is the 40th day of the scheduled 60-day legislative session. Several significant deadlines have passed and a large portion of the legislation proposed this year is considered dead. For a...

Feb. 21, 2014

Forty-second District Rep. Vincent Buys, R-Lynden, Rep. Jason Overstreet, R-Lynden, and Senator Doug Ericksen, R-Ferndale, will host a joint town hall on Saturday, Feb. 22. At the Blaine high school. People...

Feb. 14, 2014

This is the 27th day of the 2014 legislative session. Yesterday, Feb.7, was the last day for committees to hear bills from their house of origin and the first significant deadline...

Feb. 8, 2014

This is the 16th day of the 2014 legislative session. It has been a very busy, challenging and rewarding session so far. For those of you who may not know I...

Jan. 28, 2014

State Sen. Doug Ericksen and Reps. Vincent Buys and Jason Overstreet invite residents of the 42nd Legislative District to participate in an hour-long telephone town hall on Monday, Feb. 3, at...

Jan. 25, 2014

Interim has been busy for me since our second special session ended on June 29. I’ve been fortunate to spend time at my construction business building a new home, traveling to...

Oct. 3, 2013

Tuesday marked the end of the first special session of 2013. Disappointingly, after 105 days of regular session, and another 30 days, the Legislature has still not reached a budget compromise....

June 13, 2013

There are 11 days remaining for the 2013 session. We are currently busy voting on policy bills since the final cut-off for votes on the House floor is tonight. After this...

April 18, 2013

There are 24 more days scheduled for the 2013 session. We have passed four deadlines so far and our next cutoff will be on Tuesday, April 9. By that time, Senate...

April 5, 2013

Sen. Doug Ericksen, Rep. Vincent Buys and Rep. Jason Overstreet will be hosting a telephone town hall meeting the evening of Tuesday, March 26. The hour-long forum will be an opportunity...

March 26, 2013