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The remote, 2021 legislative session ended on Sunday evening after 105 days. The last week saw some major policies move forward and the passage of the three state budgets. Unless a...

April 29, 2021

State lawmakers wrapped up the 2021 legislative session Sunday evening after conducting their business remotely behind computer screens due to the COVID pandemic. John Sattgast reports. Wash. House Republicans · 04-25-21...

April 26, 2021

Rep. Ed Orcutt, ranking member on the House Finance Committee, provides House floor remarks on final passage of Senate Bill 5096 (income tax on capital gains) on April 24, 2021. Learn...

April 24, 2021

Rep. Ed Orcutt, R-Kalama, discusses the last week of the 2021 legislative session, including the income tax on capital gains (Senate Bill 5096) and cap-and-tax (Senate Bill 5126) legislation. Learn more...

April 19, 2021

The Washington State House of Representatives has spent the last five days voting primarily on Senate bills. State representatives will be back on the House floor this weekend as we work...

April 9, 2021

Rep. Ed Orcutt, R-Kalama, discusses state budgets and Senate Bill 5038 (open carry of weapons) | March 30, 2021 Learn more about Senate Bill 5038: https://app.leg.wa.gov/billsummary?BillNumber=5038&Year=2021&Initiative=false Learn more about Rep. Ed...

March 31, 2021

Just a month remains in the legislative session. Today was policy committee cutoff – opposite house. This means all bills from the opposite chamber needed to pass out of their respective...

March 26, 2021

Rep. Ed Orcutt, ranking Republican on the House Finance Committee and member of the Economic and Revenue Forecast Council, discusses the recent state revenue forecast, operating budget and income tax on...

March 19, 2021

The Economic and Revenue Forecast Council released and adopted its latest state revenue forecast this morning. As compared to the November 2020 forecast, Near General Fund-Outlook revenue increased by $1.34 billion...

March 17, 2021

Rep. Ed Orcutt, ranking Republican on the House Finance Committee and member of the Economic and Revenue Forecast Council, discusses the income tax on capital gains legislation (Senate Bill 5096) at...

March 16, 2021