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The Washington State House of Representatives voted on and passed their 2021-23 transportation budget proposal today. This $10.9 billion biennial budget funds infrastructure projects across the state including maintenance and preservation...

April 2, 2021

House Republican Leader J.T. Wilcox and Rep. Andrew Barkis will host a virtual town hall meeting on Monday, March 22 from 6-7 p.m. During this one-hour virtual event, the legislators will...

March 18, 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

Rep. Andrew Barkis, R-Olympia, ranking Republican on the House Transportation Committee, released the following statement on Gov. Jay Inslee's proposed 2021-23 transportation budget: “We continue to face uncertain financial times under...

Dec. 19, 2020

A bill that will create exemptions for infill development under the State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA) was signed into law by Gov. Jay Inslee on Thursday. House Bill 2673 was introduced...

March 20, 2020

Rep. Andrew Barkis, R-Olympia, ranking Republican on the House Transportation Committee, released the following statement on the Democrats' proposed supplemental transportation budget: “Unlike the proposed supplemental operating budget, our budget cabinet...

Feb. 25, 2020

Two monumental housing policies that seek to get Washington state building again passed the state House of Representatives this week. Both bills were authored by Rep. Andrew Barkis, R-Olympia. “From the...

Feb. 19, 2020

Rep. Andrew Barkis, ranking Republican on the House Transportation Committee, released the following statement on a King County Judge's I-976 ruling: “While the ruling was a win for proponents of I-976,...

Feb. 13, 2020

New, expensive program could raise the cost of gas by 57 cents for Washingtonians House Democrats passed controversial legislation today that would create a low-carbon fuel standard mandate in Washington state....

Jan. 29, 2020

Barkis: “We have put solutions on the table that would respect the will of the voters and meet future transportation needs.” Washington House Republicans have unveiled a plan that would implement...

Jan. 15, 2020