VIDEO: Barkis Breakdown: A review of the 2024 session and the ongoing Republican effort to fix Washington

In his latest Barkis Breakdown video, 2nd District Rep. Andrew Barkis, R-Yelm, provides an overview of the 2024 legislative session and touches on a wide range of topics, including:

  • Ongoing challenges in Washington state
  • Working to address public safety, housing, and transportation issues
  • Preventing detrimental policies like rent control
  • Bipartisan successes in housing policy
  • Three of six citizens’ initiatives becoming law
  • Budgetary challenges and cost overruns in transportation projects
  • The importance of infrastructure maintenance and preservation
  • Solutions for transportation funding without raising taxes
  • The groundbreaking for the new Bethel High School, opening in 2026


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