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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

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

Rep. Ed Orcutt, R-Kalama, discusses recently House floor action and the low-carbon fuel standard mandate (House Bill 1091). | March 2, 2021 Learn more about House Bill 1091: https://app.leg.wa.gov/billsummary?BillNumber=1091&Year=2021&Initiative=false Learn more...

March 3, 2021

20th Legislative District Rep. Ed Orcutt, R-Kalama, discusses the House Democrats' $26 billion transportation package, what it could mean for gas prices, and what he's learned from past transportation packages. 

Feb. 4, 2021

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

With the 2019 election behind us, it's now time to look ahead to what its results will mean for the 2020 legislative session in January. Front and center will be the...

Nov. 26, 2019

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

While our state has a part-time Legislature, I conduct my job as state representative much closer to full-time. I have been very busy this interim (the time between legislative sessions), including...

July 23, 2019

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