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The final gavel has dropped, and it's been a long and often difficult process because of such an unusual year created by COVID 19. We have enjoyed representing and serving the...

May 3, 2021

Rep. Skyler Rude, R-Walla Walla, released the following statement on the first-ever income tax on capital gains passing the Washington State Legislature. “In a historic vote, the Legislature has passed its...

April 21, 2021

Both the House and Senate have approved their versions of the state's two-year capital, transportation, and operating budgets. Now, budget writers will go line-by-line to make any final adjustments to these...

April 21, 2021

Rep. Skyler Rude, R-Walla Walla, released the following statement on the maneuver to transfer funds from the budget stabilization account through the approval of the House Democrats' 2021-23 operating budget proposal....

April 3, 2021

Rep. Skyler Rude, R-Walla Walla, discusses charter school funding and the operating budget. Wash. House Republicans · 04-02-21 – RADIO: Capitol Report with Rep. Rude: Funding priorities

April 2, 2021

Rep. Skyler Rude, R-Walla-Walla, discusses the transportation budget, his opposition to proposed taxes, and his opinion on economic recovery Wash. House Republicans · 03-26-21 – RADIO: Capitol Report with Rep. Rude:...

March 26, 2021

Rep. Skyler Rude, R-Walla-Walla, discusses the Republican budget plan and his opposition to the proposed income tax on capital gains.

March 19, 2021

State lawmakers are now more than halfway done with the 2021 legislative session. Both the House and Senate have reached a major deadline – house of origin cutoff. This means bills...

March 17, 2021

In this video update, Rep. Skyler Rude, R-Walla Walla, talks about recent floor action including some bad policies that passed – including House Bill 1091 (low-carbon fuel standard), House Bill 1236...

March 17, 2021

The state has a responsibility to protect the environment for all of us and future generations. It's a commonly agreed-upon sentiment, but like so many other issues, approaches differ widely on...

March 10, 2021