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Recently, the state House of Representatives, on a party-line vote, approved Senate Bill 5600 relating to residential tenant protections. This bill attempts to reform current statute by making a number of...

April 17, 2019

The Washington State House of Representatives recently approved its $10 billion 2019-21 transportation budget. This biennial budget funds infrastructure projects across the state including maintenance and preservation of current transportation systems,...

March 29, 2019

Second District lawmakers Sen. Randi Becker, Rep. J.T. Wilcox, and Rep. Andrew Barkis will host a town meeting on Saturday, March 23, at the Yelm Community Center.During the two-hour meeting, the...

March 17, 2019

One agreement under the dome in Olympia is this: the state has a responsibility to protect the environment and future generations. The disagreement comes with the solution on the best ways...

March 12, 2019

The state House of Representatives passed legislation to increase the notification process for tenants being displaced from their homes due to demolishment or substantial rehabilitation. Rep. Andrew Barkis, R-Olympia, sponsored the...

March 6, 2019

Washington state’s housing affordability crisis affects both homeowners and renters. Rep. Andrew Barkis has introduced several pieces of bipartisan legislation aimed at reforming the eviction process.

Jan. 22, 2019

House Republican leadership recently selected Rep. Andrew Barkis to serve as the ranking Republican on the House Transportation Committee. The 2nd District lawmaker was officially sworn in today by Associate Chief...

Jan. 14, 2019

Rep. Andrew Barkis, R-Olympia, was selected to participate in The Council of State Governments 2018 Western Legislative Academy Nov. 27 – Dec. 2, in Colorado Springs, CO. The Western Legislative Academy...

Dec. 13, 2018

The power of constituency is a key component to the Legislative process in Olympia. Second District Rep. Andrew Barkis, R-Olympia, recently saw how beneficial his constituents' voices can be through two...

April 2, 2018

Legislation to allow limited authority law enforcement officers the opportunity to confidentially engage with a peer support counselor was unanimously approved by the state House of Representatives on Tuesday. House Bill...

Feb. 13, 2018