Rep. Andrew Barkis' News & Media


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

In this Capitol Conversation podcast, 2nd District Rep. Andrew Barkis, R-Olympia, explains the state Supreme Court Hirst decision, how it is affecting decisions to purchase property, and why legislation to rollback...

Aug. 18, 2017

In this edition of the Barkis Breakdown, 2nd District Rep. Andrew Barkis, R-Olympia, breaks down the longest session in state history – 193 days to be exact. He discusses where the...

Aug. 3, 2017

A bill modifying the current fee structure for surface mining, and another reducing the current growth management restrictions on school siting were recently signed into law by Gov. Jay Inslee. State...

July 10, 2017

Special to The News Tribune (June 4, 2017) For years, school districts, stakeholders, and lawmakers have been working diligently to reform the outdated Growth Management Act (GMA), and the restraints placed...

June 5, 2017