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Recognizing the significant concerns posed by graffiti vandalism in communities across Washington state, Rep. Andrew Barkis, R-Olympia, has introduced legislation to combat the problem head-on. House Bill 1989, which was prefiled...

Dec. 29, 2023

Rep. Andrew Barkis joined 1470 KELA on Sunday to discuss challenges and opportunities in the upcoming legislative session in the areas of housing and transportation. Barkis serves as the ranking Republican...

Dec. 13, 2023

Former state economist Scott Smith has filed a legal claim against two state agencies and the Office of the Governor, alleging retaliation for refusing to stay quiet about his projection that...

Dec. 1, 2023

Reps. Andrew Barkis, R-Olympia, and J.T. Wilcox, R-Yelm, provide a recap of the 2023 legislative session in this newsletter to constituents of the 2nd District.

July 11, 2023

During House floor debate during special session, Rep. Andrew Barkis, R-Olympia, shares personal testimony on how drug addiction and the importance of recovery has impacted his family, and why he supports...

May 16, 2023

The state House of Representatives unanimously passed the 2023-25 transportation budget. During House floor debate, ranking Republican on the House Transportation Committee, Rep. Andrew Barkis, R-Olympia, speaks in support of the...

April 22, 2023

The Washington State House of Representatives unanimously approved the 2023-25 transportation budget proposal today. This $13.5 billion biennial budget funds infrastructure projects across the state, including maintenance and preservation of current...

April 22, 2023

In the latest edition of the Barkis Breakdown, Rep. Andrew Barkis, R-Olympia, gives an update on what’s happening under the dome in Olympia in the final stretch of the 2023 session....

April 22, 2023

Rep. Andrew Barkis, R-Olympia, joined Ari Hoffman on KVI to discuss the successful passage of House Bill 1110 on middle housing. Barkis believes this is one piece of the puzzle in...

April 20, 2023

During House floor debate, Rep. Andrew Barkis, R-Olympia, ranking Republican on the House Transportation Committee, speaks in support of the changes made by the Senate to House Bill 1638. This bill...

April 20, 2023