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Rep. Luanne Van Werven, R-Lynden, joins KGMI to discuss potential tax hikes including higher property taxes, and making college affordability.

Feb. 7, 2019

If you don't already know me, I am Luanne Van Werven, your Washington State Representative in the beautiful 42nd Legislative District. Our district includes North Bellingham, Acme, Blaine, Birch Bay, Custer,...

Jan. 25, 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

It was a short session, but it was a whirlwind. It started by passing a Hirst fix and a capital budget in the second week. There were many late nights and...

March 13, 2018

Forty-second District Reps. Vincent Buys and Luanne Van Werven issued the following joint statement today about reducing the state property tax during the 2018 legislative session. “As homeowners begin to receive...

March 1, 2018

We are over halfway through the 60-day legislative session. We have reached the point where most of the bills are dead or no longer under consideration. There are a lot of...

Feb. 12, 2018

Rep. Luanne Van Werven talks about the impacts of the tax legislation before the Legislature this session. She also introduces Page Madeline Swaney.

Feb. 7, 2018

Rep. Van Werven discusses the Hirst fix, capital budget and what it means for Whatcom County. She also discusses other legislation she is working on and her Rules Committee appointment.

Jan. 24, 2018

We are in the second week of the 2018 legislative session. The short, 60-day session is always fast and furious as it feels like we are trying to pack so much into a...

Jan. 18, 2018

Thursday night, the Washington State House of Representatives and state Senate passed legislation to address the state Supreme Court Hirst decision, as well as the capital budget. Rep. Luanne Van Werven, R-Lynden,...

Jan. 18, 2018