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Budget negotiations continue in Olympia as lawmakers seek agreement on K-12 education funding. Those who are not on the budget negotiation teams, myself included, have been sent home until receiving word...

June 6, 2017

By the time you read this, I will either be on I-5 south, heading home to Camas, or enjoying the sunshine at my farm. Long-time lawmakers at the end of session...

April 21, 2017

It's hard to believe only 12 days remain of the scheduled 105-day session. Lots of things are moving fast in Olympia as we count down to sine die on April 23....

April 11, 2017

It's budget time in Olympia. On Tuesday, Senate Republicans rolled out their proposed operating budget plan. Next Monday, House Democrats will follow with their plan. Then the negotiations begin. We've also...

March 24, 2017

'One Washington' education plan is a great start to address McCleary decision Washington state is anticipating nearly $3 billion in additional new revenue over the 2017-19 biennium, according to the Washington State...

Feb. 3, 2017

SATTGAST: A four percent increase in the levy base of local property taxes for schools is set to expire next January. Fearful of what they called the “levy cliff,” Democrats passed...

Jan. 24, 2017

As the 2015 legislative session comes to a close, Rep. Liz Pike, R-Camas, praises the operating budget signed into law that provides additional funding for education and cuts college tuition. She...

July 11, 2015

Rep. Liz Pike, R-Camas, voted in favor of the supplemental operating budget, which boosts spending by a total of $155 million for public education, higher education, early learning and for programs...

March 14, 2014

CONTACT: Ashley Wilson, Public Information Officer – (360) 786-7761 Pike statement on 2013-15 operating budget Rep. Liz Pike, R-Camas, offered the following statement after voting in opposition to the 2013-15 operating...

June 29, 2013

The Washington State House of Representatives passed a new operating budget proposal, House Bill 1057, last night. Rep. Liz Pike, R-Camas, joined every House Republican in voting “no” on the state...

June 7, 2013