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The 2016 legislative session is underway! We have much to accomplish and just 60 days to do it, so things are moving very quickly. This is a supplemental budget year, which...

Jan. 29, 2016

After 176 days and three special sessions, the 2015 legislative session finally came to a close on July 10. I really enjoyed my first session as a state representative, and although...

July 23, 2015

Local lawmakers secured funding in the Senate capital-budget proposal for construction projects throughout the 4th Legislative District.

July 1, 2015

Rep. Bob McCaslin, R-Spokane Valley, a graduate of WSU, issued the following statement on the passing of WSU President Elson Floyd on Saturday.

June 22, 2015

Budget negotiators still have not come to an agreement on the 2015-17 operating budget, so we are now in a second 30-day special session – the 12th special session in the...

June 2, 2015

There are now less than two weeks of the 105-day legislative session remaining. In my last email update, I told you about how the House Democrats' operating budget proposal would raise...

April 16, 2015

House Democrats released their 2015-17 operating budget proposal last Friday, and as expected, it relies heavily on tax increases. The majority party is looking to raise taxes by $1.5 billion, despite...

April 2, 2015

Photo: Gov. Jay Inslee signs Rep. Bob McCaslin’s House Bill 1610 into law

April 1, 2015

House Bill 1610, which seeks to increase participation among all who are qualified for jury duty, unanimously passed the state Senate March 25.

March 27, 2015

We are now in day 67 of the 105-day legislative session. Last Wednesday, March 11, was House of origin cutoff, meaning bills that did not pass out of their respective chamber...

March 19, 2015