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Senate and House Republican leaders address a proposed state income tax on capital gains, responding to reporters' questions on Senate Bill 5096 at a virtual media availability. Legislators also discussed the...

March 16, 2021

Rep. Ed Orcutt, R-Kalama, joins KELA Radio to talk about the dynamics of the remote session, protecting 2nd Amendment rights, the eviction moratorium, rural broadband, and providing tax relief. Wash. House Republicans...

Feb. 10, 2021

We just passed the midway point of the 105-day legislative session. With policy and fiscal committee cutoff deadlines behind us, the House and Senate spent most of this week voting bills...

March 8, 2019

Rep. Ed Orcutt, R-Kalama, discusses new legislation he is sponsoring, including bills that would help bring broadband to under-served, rural communities and provide rental assistance to mobile home park tenants.

Jan. 31, 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

Rep. Ed Orcutt, R-Kalama, discusses the passage of a Hirst solution and the capital budget, and shares details on his bill to help bring broadband and better Internet access to rural...

Jan. 26, 2018

Rep. Ed Orcutt, R-Kalama, offers comment on the end of the third special session, the Hirst fix and the capital budget.

July 21, 2017

House Bill 1907 was signed into law on Friday. Sponsored by Reps. Ed Orcutt and Richard DeBolt, it will protect the ownership of burial plots in cemeteries that have been abandoned....

May 5, 2017