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Second District Reps. Andrew Barkis and J.T. Wilcox will be hosting a telephone town hall this Thursday, Feb. 1 from 6-7 p.m. The lawmakers will take questions on a wide range of legislative issues...

Jan. 29, 2018

House Republican leadership recently selected Rep. Andrew Barkis, R-Olympia, to serve as the ranking Republican on the House Community Development, Housing and Tribal Affairs Committee. The official swearing-in ceremony held today...

Jan. 8, 2018

Nearly two months after their initial roundtable meeting, state and local leaders reconvened Wednesday at the Yelm Community Center for a follow-up discussion on highway congestion south of Puget Sound —...

Dec. 8, 2017

Did you know that your Washington state legislators participate on councils and committees outside the Legislative body? Recently, Speaker of the House Frank Chopp appointed Rep. Andrew Barkis, R-Olympia, to serve on...

Sept. 27, 2017

A bill modifying the current fee structure for surface mining, and another reducing the current growth management restrictions on school siting were recently signed into law by Gov. Jay Inslee. State...

July 10, 2017

You will see a new face around 2nd District Rep. Andrew Barkis' legislative office in Olympia. Shelby Pelon steps into the legislative assistant role, replacing former assistant Barb Peters. Barb retired...

May 31, 2017

What are the specific rights or protections that small business owners have when selected for an audit, inspection, or other government agency enforcement action? A bill sponsored by Rep. Andrew Barkis,...

May 8, 2017

Rep. Andrew Barkis, R-Olympia, saw his first bill as a lawmaker signed into law this week. Gov. Jay Inslee signed House Bill 1027 clarifying the licensing requirements for resident and nonresident...

April 20, 2017

The state House unanimously passed Senate Bill 5388 that would protect property owners from squatters. In order to promote simultaneous consideration of the measure, Rep. Andrew Barkis also introduced companion House...

April 10, 2017

A bill identifying what specific rights or protections small business owners have when selected for an audit, inspection, or other government agency enforcement action received unanimous approval Monday in the state...

Feb. 27, 2017