Rep. Andrew Barkis' News & Media


The equation is quite simple: economic growth + increased revenue = no new or raised taxes. If it is that simple, why on earth are we even talking about raising taxes...

Jan. 31, 2018

Second District Reps. Andrew Barkis and J.T. Wilcox will be hosting a telephone town hall this Thursday, Feb. 1 from 6-7 p.m. The lawmakers will take questions on a wide range of legislative issues...

Jan. 29, 2018

Rep. Andrew Barkis, R-Olympia, talks with KELA about his role as ranking Republican on the Community Development, Housing & Tribal Affairs Committee; the impact of recently passed legislation addressing well water...

Jan. 24, 2018

House Republicans advocate for solutions that will provide real relief from high car-tab fees as a result of Sound Transit 3.

Jan. 24, 2018

Rep. Andrew Barkis, R-Olympia, brings you another edition of the “Barkis Breakdown” from under the dome in Olympia. Up on deck this edition: affordable housing, Barkis bills of importance, and a...

Jan. 19, 2018

Reps. J.T. Wilcox, R-Yelm, and Andrew Barkis, R-Olympia, discuss the idea of rural solidarity among legislators outside urban districts and whether a solution to the Hirst water rights issue might be...

Jan. 18, 2018

House Republican leadership recently selected Rep. Andrew Barkis, R-Olympia, to serve as the ranking Republican on the House Community Development, Housing and Tribal Affairs Committee. The official swearing-in ceremony held today...

Jan. 8, 2018

Rep. Andrew Barkis, R-Olympia, gives you a preview of his agenda for the upcoming 2018 session. Affordable housing is one of his focuses and he explains why. It's also that time...

Dec. 8, 2017

Nearly two months after their initial roundtable meeting, state and local leaders reconvened Wednesday at the Yelm Community Center for a follow-up discussion on highway congestion south of Puget Sound —...

Dec. 8, 2017

Did you know that your Washington state legislators participate on councils and committees outside the Legislative body? Recently, Speaker of the House Frank Chopp appointed Rep. Andrew Barkis, R-Olympia, to serve on...

Sept. 27, 2017