The Irv Newhouse Building on the state capitol campus in Olympia is gone. Built as a “temporary” structure in 1934, the building housed the Senate Republican Caucus until the end of 2022. Construction of a new building is getting underway and is expected to be finished in November 2024. Senator Mark Schoesler and Former Senator Jim Honeyford spoke at the groundbreaking ceremony.
A Sunnyside state Senator says a Yakima Herald Republic editorial on the legislative session missed the mark.
Tracy Ellis reports.
It passed with bipartisan support in the state Senate but died in the House.
Police say two suspects carried out the armed robbery, Sen. Honeford’s bill aims to protect the state’s cannabis retailers. #waleg #UnsafeWA #RestorePublicSafety
Opioid overdose deaths in Washington have been on the rise and fentanyl is a big reason why.
Tracy Ellis tells us a bill passed in the state Senate makes a new tool available.
Sen. Jim Honeyford talks to Lars Larson about Washington State’s relationship with Taiwan.
Senator Jim Honeyford talks to The Bottom Line’s Robb and Ed about the Democrats use of an illegal and volatile income tax on capital gains to balance their budget. He also discusses school funding, ag overtime, and the business climate in the state.
Rural Washington is a big winner in a state Senate construction plan.
Tracy Ellis explains.
Senator Jim Honeyford talks to The Bottom Line’s Robb and Ed about the one region still closed under the governor’s COVID reopening plan, tax increases, the shrinking middle class, unemployment insurance and more.