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Lawmakers adjourned sine die on Sunday, April 25, spending a record $58.9 billion over the 2019-21 biennium, an increase of $7 billion or 13.6%. The operating budget passed on a party-line...

April 25, 2021

House and Senate Democrats have released their respective transportation budgets and I'm pleased there appears to be recognition of the need to preserve and maintain the roads and highways we have....

April 10, 2021

Legislation to prioritize the preservation and maintenance of state roads and highways passed the House Transportation Committee today. Rep. Bob McCaslin, R-Spokane and prime sponsor of House Bill 1137 called it...

Feb. 22, 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

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

After hours of debate, and late into the night (about 2:00 a.m.), when most of Olympia's reporters had gone home, Democrats in the state House of Representatives passed a comprehensive sex...

March 5, 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

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