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Rep. Andrew Barkis, R-Olympia, has introduced a bill (House Bill 1233) as part of several housing policies for the 2021 session. His bill seeks to modify the growth management act's (GMA's)...

Jan. 27, 2021

In this short video update, Rep. Andrew Barkis, R-Olympia, talks about his bipartisan housing bill – House Bill 1228 – which would end the state's eviction moratorium and bring much needed...

Jan. 27, 2021

In this short video update, Rep. Andrew Barkis, R-Olympia, the ranking Republican on the House Transportation Committee, brings you a quick update on the House Democrats' proposal to massively raise the...

Jan. 22, 2021

Rep. Andrew Barkis, R-Olympia, shares his concerns about new gas and carbon taxes proposed by democrats on KTTH's the Jason Rantz show. The 2nd District lawmaker explains how the new taxes...

Jan. 22, 2021

A proposal unveiled by House Democrats to massively increase the state's gas tax and other fees to fund a 27-billion-dollar transportation package is drawing sharp criticism from legislative Republicans. John Sattgast...

Jan. 21, 2021

Rep. Andrew Barkis, R-Olympia, spoke to KVI radio to oppose new gas and carbon taxes, explain his experience working in the department of transportation, and assessing shortcomings in budget allocation. Barkis...

Jan. 21, 2021

Rep. Andrew Barkis, R-Olympia, ranking Republican on the House Transportation Committee, released the following statement on the House Democrats' proposal to massively increase the state's gas tax to fund transportation projects:...

Jan. 20, 2021

In this edition of the Barkis Breakdown, Rep. Andrew Barkis, R-Olympia, welcomes everyone to the start of the 2021 legislative session. He explains what it means to be holding a virtual...

Jan. 15, 2021

Lawmakers will convene Monday in Olympia for the first day of the 2021 session, which will be like no other legislative session in state history. John Sattgast reports. Wash. House Republicans...

Jan. 10, 2021

On December 31, 2020, a group of House Republicans sent a letter to Gov. Jay Inslee requesting a renewed dialogue and approach to the homelessness crisis in Washington state. The group...

Dec. 31, 2020