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April 28, 2020

Washington House Republicans are calling on Governor Jay Inslee to veto the controversial comprehensive sex education bill that passed the Legislature on Saturday. Senate Bill 5395, which passed on near party-line...

March 9, 2020

The state House of Representatives unanimously approved a measure Monday that would let community and technical college students know whether “low-cost” materials are available for their college courses. John Sattgast reports...

March 5, 2019

The Legislature adjourned on March 8. It is great to be back in beautiful Whatcom County. Since being home, we have had opportunities to meet with constituents and local groups about...

May 7, 2018

Rep. Van Werven identifies and discusses tools to keep our schools safe, such as: enforcing existing gun laws, strengthening back ground checks, providing accessible resource officers, mental health professionals and counselors,...

Feb. 26, 2018

Legislators from the 42nd Legislative District, Reps. Vincent Buys and Luanne Van Werven, introduced legislation Monday to protect Washingtonians from property tax increases as a result of levy reform the Legislature passed in 2017....

Jan. 8, 2018

After 193 days in session - the most in state history - the Legislature adjourned. Budget negotiators deserve kudos for all the long hours and hard work they put in to reach...

Aug. 3, 2017

Well, the Legislature started its second 30-day special session on Tuesday, May 23. It is frustrating special sessions have become normal operations in Olympia. However, I am encouraged that the K-12 education negotiators are making progress...

June 2, 2017

The Legislature began a 30-day special session last Monday. Budget negotiators in the House and Senate were unfortunately unable to reach an agreement on a final two-year operating budget. The majority parties, Senate Republicans and House Democrats,...

May 1, 2017

Today we are at the halfway point of the 105-day legislative session. Two important deadlines have passed in the Legislature: House policy committee cutoff (Feb. 17) and House fiscal committee cutoff...

March 1, 2017