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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

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

Members of the House of Representatives voted 60-38 on Wednesday, March 6, to approve House Bill 2095 that would develop a process for replacement of the Interstate 5 bridge between Vancouver...

March 6, 2017

The committee cutoffs are behind us. On Wednesday, we reached the halfway point of the scheduled 105-day session, and we are working long hours in the House chamber, considering all the bills that...

March 3, 2017

A measure that would require Transportation Benefit Districts (TBDs) to hold a public hearing prior to voting to impose a charge or fee cleared the state House of Representatives Wednesday. Cities...

March 1, 2017

It is Day 47 of the scheduled 105-day regular session and there are many things happening at the state Capitol as we near the halfway point next Wednesday. Last Friday, Feb. 17, was...

Feb. 24, 2017

Recently, I held a town hall meeting to discuss future transportation solutions. More than 150 citizens attended to hear about creative ideas presented by the private sector. From that outreach and dozens...

Feb. 23, 2017

Rep. Liz Pike, R-Camas, talks with Tim Hohl and Terry Travis on KPAM-Portland about her legislation that would create a bi-state transportation work group to seek cross-river solutions between Washington state...

Feb. 20, 2017

Rep. Vicki Kraft and I are inviting you to join us tomorrow, Saturday, Feb. 11, for an important “Transportation Solutions” Town Hall from 10 a.m. to noon at Clark College East Campus, Third...

Feb. 10, 2017