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Rep. Ed Orcutt, R-Kalama, discusses his opposition to a controversial, new low-carbon fuel standard (House Bill 1110) and a new B&O tax increase on employers (Senate Bill 6492).

Feb. 7, 2020

The first vigorous debate of the 2020 session took place Wednesday on the House floor when majority Democrats brought Governor Jay Inslee's low carbon fuel standard bill for a vote. During...

Jan. 29, 2020

The Legislature finished its work minutes before midnight on April 28, narrowly averting a special session. That's the good news. The bad news: There were several policies passed this year that...

May 13, 2019

Gov. Jay Inslee signed House Bill 1801 into law today. The legislation, prime sponsored by Rep. Ed Orcutt, will permit state and local governments to apply for a certificate of authority...

April 24, 2019

Rep. Ed Orcutt discusses the regressive low carbon fuel standard legislation (House Bill 1110) that passed despite bipartisan opposition, and what to expect in the Legislature the next two weeks of...

March 14, 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

Rep. Ed Orcutt, R-Kalama, sits down with TVW to discuss the 20th Legislative District, natural resources, transportation and protecting taxpayers.  

Feb. 27, 2019

Rep. Ed Orcutt, R-Kalama, discusses the state supplemental budget, hits and misses of the 2018 legislative session, and how his work as a state lawmaker continues this interim.

March 14, 2018

Rep. Ed Orcutt, R-Kalama, discusses legislative deadlines, provides an update on prime-sponsored bills, and shares his views on wildfire prevention and the governor’s carbon tax on the Washington Ag Network.

Feb. 9, 2018

Rep. Ed Orcutt, R-Kalama, discusses the Hirst solution, capital budget and broadband for rural counties.

Feb. 1, 2018