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Legislation has been introduced in Olympia to eliminate the death penalty in state law. What's even more disturbing, there is also a proposal to eliminate the next harshest sentence for violent...

Feb. 22, 2019

Finding affordable, quality child care has become increasingly difficult in Washington state, especially in the Spokane region, says 4th Legislative District state representative Bob McCaslin. “The child care industry in our...

Feb. 7, 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

The Washington State House of Representatives adopted House Concurrent Resolution 4401 today, a resolution outlining an expected “code of conduct” for legislators, staff, lobbyists and others within the legislative community. Fourth Legislative District...

Jan. 24, 2019

Read my 2018 Session Review by clicking the image below.

May 11, 2018

Two weeks ago, I joined my seatmates Rep. Matt Shea and Sen Mike Padden for our 4th Legislative District Telephone Town Hall.  We had over 930 residents join us in our community conversation as we...

March 7, 2018

'It should be our goal to connect kids to careers whenever possible,' says McCaslin Legislation to give middle school students greater understanding about career and technical education (CTE) options passed the state...

Feb. 8, 2018

Happy almost Thanksgiving! Whether you're most looking forward to the food, football or time with family, I hope you'll take a moment tomorrow to reflect on just how much there is...

Nov. 22, 2017

After the longest legislative session in state history, which required three special sessions and 193 days, the Legislature finally adjourned last Thursday. While we passed an operating budget on June 30,...

July 28, 2017

A bill sponsored by Rep. Bob McCaslin to authorize new school construction outside of designated urban growth areas has been approved by the state House.

July 1, 2017