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In the final hours of the 2024 session, which adjourned early Thursday evening, the Washington State Legislature approved new expenses in both transportation and operating budgets. Colby Buell reports. Wash. House...

March 7, 2024

Rep. Andrew Barkis joins KVI’s Ari Hoffman to discuss the status of rent control legislation, highlighting its flaws and potential negative impacts on housing supply. Additionally, Barkis debunks misconceptions surrounding the...

Feb. 27, 2024

The House of Representatives agreed Saturday to a supplemental transportation budget to place more troopers on highways across the state while continuing preservation and maintenance activities. Nic Scott reports. Wash. House...

Feb. 24, 2024

A bipartisan supplemental transportation budget is scheduled to be debated by the House of Representatives at the state Capitol on Saturday. John Sattgast reports. Wash. House Republicans · 02-22-24 – RADIO...

Feb. 22, 2024

A Republican lawmaker has come up with an idea to quickly identify taggers and eradicate graffiti. The bill, approved Saturday in the state House of Representatives, is scheduled for a Senate...

Feb. 14, 2024

Republicans in the state House of Representatives voted early Tuesday evening against a bill they say will decrease the supply of housing in Washington while increasing rent. John Sattgast reports. Wash....

Feb. 13, 2024

Rep. Andrew Barkis talks with KTTH’s Jason Rantz about his bill to establish a pilot program in Washington for automated highway speed safety cameras. The pilot program would involve collaboration between...

Feb. 9, 2024

On Wednesday, 2nd District Rep. Andrew Barkis joined KIRO Newsradio’s Dave Ross and Colleen O’Brien to discuss his graffiti restitution bill. House Bill 1800, which was approved 97-0 by the House...

Feb. 7, 2024

The state House has unanimously approved a new measure that aims to hold graffiti taggers accountable and curb vandalism throughout Washington state. Hanna Scott reports. Wash. House Republicans · 02-06-24 –...

Feb. 6, 2024

Republican legislation suggests tougher penalties to deter illegal highway blockades. John Sattgast reports from the state Capitol. Wash. House Republicans · 01-16-24 – RADIO REPORT: Barkis proposes new tools to end...

Jan. 16, 2024