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As ranking Republican of the House Transportation Committee, Rep. Andrew Barkis, R-Olympia, discusses how the people's call for $30 car tabs can be upheld by the Legislature. Additionally, Barkis examines the...

Jan. 29, 2020

As published in The Spokesman-Review Washingtonians sent a strong message last November when they approved $30 car tabs through the initiative process. Despite nearly 53% of the vote statewide, a coalition...

Jan. 28, 2020

Sixteen-year-old Nellmarie Rothwell, a student from Capital High School, recently spent a week in Olympia serving as a page in the state House of Representatives. She was sponsored by 2nd District...

Jan. 24, 2020

Rep. Andrew Barkis, R-Olympia, discusses several hot topics issues facing the Legislature as the 2020 session heads into week 2: transportation, housing, and the power of public involvement. Tune in to...

Jan. 21, 2020

Rep. Andrew Barkis, R-Olympia, joins host Austin Jenkins from TVW's Inside Olympia, alongside House Transportation Committee Chair Rep. Jake Fey, to discuss the impacts of I-976 and how to implement $30...

Jan. 17, 2020

Barkis: “We have put solutions on the table that would respect the will of the voters and meet future transportation needs.” Washington House Republicans have unveiled a plan that would implement...

Jan. 15, 2020

While the voter-approved $30-dollar car tab initiative remains tied up in the courts, House Republicans in Olympia are preparing legislation that would implement the lower fees and establish a new funding...

Jan. 11, 2020

Rep. Andrew Barkis, ranking member on the House Transportation Committee, kicks off the 2020 legislative session with vision on how House Republicans will work hard to make Washington state affordable for...

Jan. 8, 2020

Rep. Andrew Barkis, ranking Republican on the House Transportation Committee, talks with KELA's Peter Abbarno about recent passage of I-976, the new project delay list which seems punitive against voters, and...

Nov. 27, 2019

Speaking on KVI Radio with Kirby Wilbur, Rep. Andrew Barkis, R-Olympia, touts the efforts of landlords/property owners who are working hard to change the narrative and misinformation being distributed against them...

Oct. 16, 2019