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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

The 60-day legislative session is in full swing. These short sessions (as compared to the 105-day budget writing sessions in odd-numbered years) have a breakneck speed. Everyone is trying to get...

Jan. 22, 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

Rep. Bob McCaslin, R-Spokane Valley, has introduced legislation this session to support cost-effective professional development of early learning providers. His bill, House Bill 2284, allows day care providers various options to...

Jan. 14, 2020

The 2020 legislation session is just around the corner. Being your representative – your VOICE – in the state Legislature continues to be one of the highest honors of my life....

Nov. 21, 2019

Improvements to I-90 in the eastern Spokane Valley and other public works construction for the 4th Legislative District were among many projects OK'd by lawmakers as they passed capital and transportation...

April 28, 2019

I want to invite you to join me and my seatmate, Rep. Matt Shea, tomorrow night, March 27, for our 4th Legislative District telephone town hall meeting. This one-hour event begins...

March 26, 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

'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