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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

Rep. Andrew Barkis, R-Olympia, joins KELA Radio to discuss working on legislation to assist the homeless population re-integrate back into society, supporting those struggling with addiction without creating a dependence, and...

Feb. 17, 2021

The state House approved a COVID-relief bill Monday night, with most Republicans reluctantly voting no, saying it doesn't go far enough to provide real relief to struggling businesses and families. John...

Feb. 2, 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

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

A new state transportation budget proposed late last week by Governor Jay Inslee would delay more than a billion dollars in road, bridge and highway projects negotiated in 2015, while increasing...

Dec. 20, 2020