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It's hard to believe, but just nine days remain in the 2017 legislative session. At this point, all bills that did not advance out of the opposite chamber in which they...

April 14, 2017

Since my last email update, we've passed a critical session deadline — house of origin cutoff. Unless deemed necessary to implement or pass the budget, all bills that did not pass...

March 24, 2017

Rep. Bob McCaslin, R-Spokane Valley, is on KLFE with Doug Basler, explaining his experience of the 2017 legislative session as a public school educator in San Jose, California and his home...

March 22, 2017

We are now past the halfway point of the 2017 legislative session. We spent all week on the floor voting on bills ahead of the next major session deadline — house...

March 3, 2017

On Thursday, the Washington State House of Representatives unanimously passed a bill sponsored by Rep. Bob McCaslin to help address the state’s teacher shortage.

March 2, 2017

In a 96-0 vote Monday, the House approved Rep. Bob McCaslin’s bill to reduce the frequency in which certified teachers and principals receive an eight-point comprehensive evaluation.

Feb. 27, 2017

We are now more than one month into this 105-day legislative session, and our first major deadline — policy cutoff — is tonight at 5 p.m. All bills that do not...

Feb. 17, 2017

We are in the third week of the 2017 legislative session, which is scheduled to run 105 consecutive days before adjourning in late April. While there is a lot of work...

Jan. 25, 2017

The Washington State House of Representatives adopted rules for the 2017 legislative session today. House Republicans offered an amendment to the rules that would have been the cornerstone of their plan...

Jan. 25, 2017

Much of the work in the upcoming 2017 legislative session will be focused on changing how the state funds education and addressing the state Supreme Court's “McCleary Decision.” This effort will...

Jan. 24, 2017