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While I was hoping we would be able to finish our work on time this year, budget negotiators were unable to reach an agreement on the 2017-19 operating budget before the...

May 10, 2017

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

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

Radio report - Spokane Valley Rep. Bob McCaslin says a statewide growth management law is standing in the way of smaller class sizes in Washington’s public schools. He’s introduced a bill...

Jan. 13, 2017

Rep. Bob McCaslin's bill allowing cities to recover a portion of the funds spent cleaning up abandoned properties was signed into law Thursday by Gov. Jay Inslee.

March 31, 2016

I was hoping I could offer you an end-of-session recap in this update, but our work is not yet finished. While the regular session adjourned March 10, the governor has called...

March 15, 2016

The House approved Rep. Bob McCaslin's bill to modify hunting and fishing license requirements.

Feb. 18, 2016

We are now more than halfway through the 2016 legislative session. The House has been voting on bills for the past several days, and will continue to do so until house...

Feb. 17, 2016

Rep. Bob McCaslin talks with KXLY about the latest moves in the 2016 legislature, as the cutoff deadline fast approaches for proposed legislation.

Feb. 3, 2016