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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

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

House Bill 2749 to receive public hearing tomorrow Rep. Ed Orcutt wants to bring broadband and better Internet access to rural and coastal parts of the state through new legislation. House...

Jan. 22, 2018

Rep. Ed Orcutt, R-Kalama, introduced legislation today that would require the City of Seattle to pay for prolonged cost overruns in construction of the Alaskan Way Viaduct.

March 31, 2017

A bill sponsored by Rep. Ed Orcutt and co-sponsored by Rep. Richard Debolt, which would protect a previously purchased burial plot in an abandoned cemetery, earned unanimous approval by the state...

March 8, 2017