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Rep. Liz Pike tells KXL's Lars Larson she's not giving up on seeking legislation to create jobs along the Chelatchie Railroad in Clark County, even though Gov. Jay Inslee vetoed her...

May 22, 2017

Next Tuesday is the final day of the first 30-day special session and the expectation is that we will be moving into a second special session beginning May 24. Negotiators are...

May 19, 2017

Rep. Liz Pike issued the following statement today after Gov. Jay Inslee vetoed her measure, House Bill 1504. The measure would have allowed limited development of freight rail dependent facilities along the Chelatchie...

May 16, 2017

Less than a week remains of the scheduled 105-day regular session in Olympia. While we are excited at the prospect of coming home, it appears lawmakers will, at some point, be returning...

April 17, 2017

Rep. Liz Pike, R-Camas, is on KXL with Lars Larson, explaining the Growth Management Act and its negative impact on creating jobs within her district. Pike's bill to reform GMA to...

April 13, 2017

A bill authored by 18th District Rep. Liz Pike that could open the door for new jobs along short-line railroads in Clark County and Eastern Washington passed the Senate, 41-8, Wednesday....

April 12, 2017

Rep. Liz Pike and Environment Committee Chairman Rep. Joe Fitzgibbon celebrate House passage of House Bill 1504. Let's put our short-line rail roads to work, bringing new jobs to our communities!...

March 17, 2017

A measure that would ensure access to short-line railroads and development for freight rail under the state's Growth Management Act (GMA) in Clark, Yakima and Spokane counties gained House approval Tuesday, 83-14. House Bill...

March 7, 2017

Rep. Liz Pike, R-Camas, told KXL's Lars Larson she's concerned the new $11 minimum wage in Washington state will lead to higher consumer prices and could hurt small businesses.

Jan. 13, 2017

Sometimes, newspapers don't have enough space to adequately report on important legislative issues, so much of the real story goes untold. That seems to be the case with House Bill 2614...

Feb. 8, 2014