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In this edition of the Barkis Breakdown, Rep. Andrew Barkis, R-Olympia, gives a “breakdown” of where some key things stand as the end of the 2023 session approaches. He talks about...

April 7, 2023

During House floor debate, Rep. Andrew Barkis, R-Olympia, speaks in opposition to Senate Bill 5197 aiming to address landlord-tenant relations by providing technical changes to eviction notice forms and modifying certain...

April 7, 2023

Rep. Andrew Barkis, R-Olympia, provides his thoughts after the bipartisan 2023-2025 House transportation budget passed off the House floor with a vote of 96-1.

April 5, 2023

Rep. Andrew Barkis, R-Olympia, speaks on the 2023-2025 House transportation budget, House Bill 1125, which passed on a 96-1 vote. Barkis is the ranking Republican on the House Transportation Committee and...

April 3, 2023

Rep. Andrew Barkis, R-Olympia, joins host Austin Jenkins and Rep. Strom Peterson, D-Edmonds, on TVW’s Inside Olympia to discuss several housing solutions to help solve the supply issue curbing much of...

March 24, 2023

In this edition of the Barkis Breakdown, Rep. Andrew Barkis, R-Olympia, discusses house of origin cutoff, including good housing policy (House Bill 1245 on lot splitting); bad housing policy (House Bill...

March 20, 2023

During House floor debate, Rep. Andrew Barkis, R-Olympia, speaks in support of his short line railroad infrastructure bill – House Bill 1371. His bill would create various business and occupation, retail...

March 16, 2023

During House floor debate, Rep. Andrew Barkis, R-Olympia, proposed an amendment to House Bill 1240, a bill seeking to ban assault-style firearms. His amendment would have changed inaccurate and troubling language...

March 8, 2023

During House floor debate, Rep. Andrew Barkis, R-Olympia, speaks in opposition of House Bill 1143 concerning the requirements for the purchase or transfer of firearms. He says this bill goes too...

March 7, 2023

During House floor debate, Rep. Andrew Barkis, R-Olympia, speaks in support of House Bill 1110 on middle housing. This is bill is bipartisan legislation aimed at curbing the lack of housing...

March 7, 2023