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We have reached the 75th day of the 105-day legislative session and we are at the point where operating, capital and transportation budget proposals are beginning to be unveiled. As early as...

March 24, 2017

On Wednesday, the state House of Representatives passed a measure that would provide community and technical college students the costs of required textbooks and course materials before they sign up for class. House Bill 1375 would...

March 9, 2017

Rep. Luanne Van Werven takes you through the legislative process under the guise of her community and technical colleges cost-saving measure House Bill 1375.

Feb. 9, 2017

Senate Republicans and House Democrats have unveiled their K-12 education funding plans to comply with the state Supreme Court McCleary order. Senate Republicans voted to pass their plan over to the House on Feb. 1. The...

Feb. 8, 2017

Rep. Luanne Van Werven's discusses her committee assignments and the governor's proposed budget in her video.

Jan. 25, 2017

Last week I was sworn in to office to begin serving my second term representing you in the 42nd District. Even though this was the second time I have had the opportunity...

Jan. 18, 2017

Rep. Luanne Van Werven, R-Lynden, will take on a new role on the House Higher Education Committee when the Legislature convenes on Jan. 9. Van Werven has been named the assistant ranking...

Dec. 21, 2016

Op-ed by Rep. Luanne Van Werven: Whatcom County Values in Olympia

April 18, 2016

Van Werven legislation to provide transparency on textbook and material costs for community and technical college students receives public hearing

Jan. 30, 2016

Washington House Republicans have introduced three pieces of legislation that seek to reduce textbook and course material costs for students.

Jan. 29, 2016