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Speaking on KELA's “Let's Talk About It” with Peter Abbarno, 20th District Rep. Ed Orcutt, R-Kalama, discussed the state budgeting process, the revenue forecast, effects of I-976 passage on transportation funding,...

Nov. 20, 2019

The state of Washington is expected to take in more of your tax dollars over the coming months. However, one key lawmaker is advising restraint when it comes to spending that...

Sept. 25, 2019

Reps. Ed Orcutt and Jim Walsh joined Sen. John Braun to meet with The (Longview) Daily News editorial board on May 31, 2019. You can listen to the newspaper's podcast of...

May 31, 2019

Majority Democrats gave little notice before holding an executive session Friday morning in the House Finance Committee where they approved billions of dollars in new and increased taxes. John Sattgast reports...

April 22, 2019

Less than a month after a Kittitas County sheriff's deputy was killed in the line of duty, the state House of Representatives once again paused Monday to pay tribute to a...

April 16, 2019

The state House of Representatives has approved a measure that would authorize the state Department of Ecology to implement a California-style low carbon fuel standard. House Republicans voted no, saying it...

March 13, 2019

The state House of Representatives has approved Governor Inslee's bill that would add a public option to health insurance plans offered in the Washington State Health Benefits Exchange. The measure passed...

March 11, 2019

Rep. Ed Orcutt, R-Kalama, joins KELA to discuss his legislation regarding abandoned cemeteries, efforts to improve rural broadband, forecasts that show that the state is raising additional revenue, the budget, a...

March 6, 2019

Few things are as sad as a cemetery that has been abandoned – even locked up to keep surviving family members out. That's the story at a privately owned cemetery in...

March 6, 2019

The state House of Representatives approved a bill that would provide a one-time property tax reduction next year. Although some Republican lawmakers voted for the measure, most Republicans agreed the Legislature...

April 24, 2018