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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

A bill that would prohibit the open carry of firearms and other weapons within 250 feet of permitted events, including the state Capitol campus, passed the House on Sunday evening with...

March 29, 2021

Lewis County is not receiving COVID-19 vaccination doses at the same rate as other counties. 20th District lawmakers say that's unacceptable and they want answers from the governor. John Sattgast reports....

Feb. 22, 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

In Olympia, the state House passed a supplemental operating budget Friday that increases spending on government programs without relief for taxpayers. Republicans warned new spending obligations created in the Democrat spending...

March 1, 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

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

The state of Washington is expected to take in more of your tax dollars over the coming months. However, one key lawmaker is advising restraint when it comes to spending that...

Sept. 25, 2019

Reps. Ed Orcutt and Jim Walsh joined Sen. John Braun to meet with The (Longview) Daily News editorial board on May 31, 2019. You can listen to the newspaper's podcast of...

May 31, 2019

Majority Democrats gave little notice before holding an executive session Friday morning in the House Finance Committee where they approved billions of dollars in new and increased taxes. John Sattgast reports...

April 22, 2019