Rep. Ed Orcutt's News & Media


Special to The Columbian — March 6, 2011 The Columbia River Crossing has the potential to be our region's greatest infrastructure accomplishment of the 21st century. With billions of tax dollars...

March 7, 2011

Events will be in Woodland, Battle Ground and Camas   Reps. Ed Orcutt and Ann Rivers and Sen. Joe Zarelli will be holding three town hall meetings Saturday, March 12. They...

March 4, 2011

'The voters have weighed in on this issue with enough frequency and fervor to warrant a place for it in the state constitution,' says Orcutt   Legislation was introduced in Olympia...

Jan. 21, 2011

House Republicans today announced the following committee changes: Remove Rep. Shelly Short from Early Learning and Human Services Committee and appoint Rep. Jason Overstreet to the committee. Rep. Mike Hope has...

Jan. 11, 2011

Legislators from Southwest Washington reacted positively to an announcement made today by the state Department of Corrections that Larch Correction Center will remain open and will be brought up to full...

Nov. 19, 2010

New numbers released today by the Washington State Economic and Revenue Forecast Council show another $385 million decrease in revenues for the remainder of this biennium, and $809 million less for...

Nov. 18, 2010

  In August, Rep. Ed Orcutt, R-Kalama, sent a letter to Governor Chris Gregoire requesting a temporary moratorium on all non-essential rulemaking activities by state agencies. Orcutt believes doing so will...

Nov. 17, 2010

The Washington State Economic and Revenue Forecast Council issued bleak news today regarding the state's future intake of taxpayer dollars.  According to Dr. Arun Raha, executive director of the council, the...

Sept. 16, 2010

Legislators in Olympia today adopted the most recent revenue forecast issued by the Washington State Revenue Forecast Council. According to Chief Economist Dr. Arun Raha, the 2009-11 General Fund-State net change...

June 17, 2010

Nearing the end of the 30-day special session called by Gov. Gregoire, Democrats in the House tonight approved nearly $1.7 billion in new and increased taxes for the 2011-13 biennium, over...

April 10, 2010