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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

While the 2020 legislative session is over and I plan on sending out a more comprehensive issue update in the near future, I wanted to share some important information about the...

March 18, 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

Legislation introduced this week in Olympia would officially prioritize road preservation and maintenance in state transportation planning. Rep. Bob McCaslin, R-Spokane Valley and prime sponsor of House Bill 2285, said with...

Jan. 16, 2020

Rep. Bob McCaslin, R-Spokane Valley, has introduced legislation this session to support cost-effective professional development of early learning providers. His bill, House Bill 2284, allows day care providers various options to...

Jan. 14, 2020