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House Republican lawmakers in Olympia are proposing to “get REAL” with transportation funding. A new state transportation funding plan was released today (Wednesday) and comes with a twist. John Sattgast reports...

Nov. 17, 2021

House Republican Transportation Leader Rep. Andrew Barkis, R-Olympia, tells KVI's Ari Hoffman “many critical positions” were lost when 462 state transportation workers and 74 Washington State Patrol troopers were fired or...

Oct. 25, 2021

House Republican Transportation Leader Rep. Andrew Barkis, R-Olympia, says 13 of the 17 Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) workers in Goldendale lost their jobs over the COVID vaccine mandate. He...

Oct. 25, 2021

House Republican Transportation Leader Rep. Andrew Barkis, R-Olympia, says “all is not well” at the Washington State Department of Transportation after 462 workers were fired or forced to leave their jobs...

Oct. 25, 2021

House Republican Transportation Leader Rep. Andrew Barkis, R-Olympia, tells KXL Radio's Lars Larson the loss of state employees due to the vaccine mandate could affect whether highways get plowed this winter,...

Oct. 22, 2021

Rep. Andrew Barkis, R-Olympia, ranking Republican on the House Transportation Committee, tells Robb Francis and Greg Neft on KONA Radio that recent firings of transportation workers due to the COVID mandate...

Oct. 21, 2021

Rep. Andrew Barkis, R-Olympia, joins Jason Mattera on KIRO Radio to discuss potential impacts of state worker shortages after nearly 1,800 employees left or were fired over Gov. Inslee's COVID-19 mandate....

Oct. 21, 2021

Rep. Andrew Barkis, R-Olympia, ranking Republican on the House Transportation Committee, joins talk host Ari Hoffman on KVI to discuss the staff shortage aboard Washington State Ferries. Wash. House Republicans ·...

Oct. 15, 2021

Speaking on KELA Radio's “Let's Talk About It” program with host Peter Abbarno, Rep. Andrew Barkis, R-Olympia, says new low carbon fuel standard legislation, along with climate change policies, and a...

Sept. 9, 2021

Rep. Andrew Barkis, R-Olympia, joins KVI Radio to discuss transportation bills, the budget, and government spending. The 2nd District lawmaker also talks about proposed taxes, the revenue forecast, and what kind...

March 30, 2021