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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

With the 2021 legislative session winding down, 4th District lawmakers voted in support of a strong, bipartisan 2021-23 capital budget. securing more than $16.8 million in funds for community projects and other...

April 24, 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

A bill that would prioritize preservation and maintenance of state roads and highways is speeding over to the Senate after gaining House approval Saturday. John Sattgast reports. Wash. House Republicans ·...

March 6, 2021

In my last update, I discussed the House Democrat plan to raise the gas tax and other transportation fees. In this update, I'm pleased to announce that the House Transportation Committee...

Feb. 24, 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

With Gov. Jay Inslee set to extend parts of his “Stay Home, Stay Healthy” quarantine in the upcoming days, it's time to put things into perspective. It's estimated that around 22...

April 30, 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