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The last year has put a strain on most people's trust in government, and its ability to balance the severity of the pandemic while keeping our economy open and strong. Remaining...

Feb. 25, 2021

Rep. Skyler Rude, R-Walla Walla, joins KONA Radio to discuss balancing the state's operating budget, supporting mental health resources during the pandemic, and protecting water right holders. Wash. House Republicans ·...

Feb. 16, 2021

The 2021 legislative session is well underway as we round the corner of week three. I know how frustrated many of you are that we're operating and meeting exclusively virtually this...

Jan. 29, 2021

We continue to maneuver through uncertain times, economic hardships, and devastation to our livelihoods as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread throughout Washington state, the nation and world. At the start...

Dec. 28, 2020

A review of the 2020 legislative session including key legislation surrounding background checks in K-12 system, Death with Dignity Act, and supporting the mental health of Department of Corrections staff; supplemental...

May 7, 2020

As published in the Walla Walla Union-Bulletin The last month and a half have been especially stressful and challenging for many of us due to COVID-19. The resulting government restrictions are...

May 5, 2020

My seatmate, Rep. Bill Jenkin, and I will be hosting a live telephone town hall on Monday, April 20 from 4-5 p.m to discuss the state's response to COVID-19. We will...

April 19, 2020

As the saying goes, the Legislature has adjourned, and not a moment too soon. When the final gavels came down to end our session March 12, it was a relief for...

March 23, 2020

We are facing uncertain times. Many feel unsettled to what the future holds under the shadow of COVID-19 (coronavirus). It continues to threaten our health, lives, and economy. The 2020 session...

March 18, 2020

As the assistant ranking member of the House Appropriations Committee, Rep. Skyler Rude, R-Walla Walla, joins KTEL's Dan Thesman to talk about the supplemental operating budget. The 16th District lawmaker also...

March 2, 2020