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In my last update, I discussed the House Democrat plan to raise the gas tax and other transportation fees. In this update, I'm pleased to announce that the House Transportation Committee...

Feb. 24, 2021

Despite the newness and novelty of this remote session, the majority party is up to its old tricks when it comes to legislation infringing upon the Second Amendment. Constituents often ask...

Feb. 11, 2021

Rep. Bob McCaslin gives a 2020 legislative session update to his 4th Legislative District constituents.

May 6, 2020

With Gov. Jay Inslee set to extend parts of his “Stay Home, Stay Healthy” quarantine in the upcoming days, it's time to put things into perspective. It's estimated that around 22...

April 30, 2020

With only a few weeks left in the 60-day session, I wanted to give you an update on some of the proposals that have died and some that are still moving...

Feb. 21, 2020

Someone recently asked if I had a theme for this year's legislative session.  “As a matter of fact, I do!” I said. “It's your home.  Expect more.” For many residents around...

Feb. 18, 2020

The 60-day legislative session is in full swing. These short sessions (as compared to the 105-day budget writing sessions in odd-numbered years) have a breakneck speed. Everyone is trying to get...

Jan. 22, 2020

Improvements to I-90 in the eastern Spokane Valley and other public works construction for the 4th Legislative District were among many projects OK'd by lawmakers as they passed capital and transportation...

April 28, 2019

I want to invite you to join me and my seatmate, Rep. Matt Shea, tomorrow night, March 27, for our 4th Legislative District telephone town hall meeting. This one-hour event begins...

March 26, 2019

The 2019 legislative session has begun. It was at this time of year that my father would pull out his favorite quote and remind anyone within earshot: “No man's life, liberty...

Jan. 25, 2019