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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

My number one priority during these challenging times is to ensure you have the information and resources you need to stay healthy and safeguard against COVID-19 (coronavirus). Tonight, Gov. Jay Inslee...

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

Rep. Skyler Rude, R-Walla Walla, joins KONA to discuss budget negotiations and an unconstitutional capital gains income tax proposal by House Democrats. Rude also discusses a resolution that would allow remote...

April 22, 2019

Lawmakers are now more than halfway done with the 2019 legislative session. Since my last update, both the House and Senate reached a major deadline – house of origin cutoff. This...

March 16, 2019

Rep. Skyler Rude, R-Walla Walla, discusses legislation that would eliminate the personal or philosophical objection exemption from the MMR vaccine, a bill that disallows employers to pay sub-minimum wage to individuals...

March 13, 2019

The 2019 legislative session began Jan. 14, and it's been a whirlwind so far. Aside from committee meeting cancellations toward the beginning of the month due to the snowstorm, things have...

Feb. 22, 2019

Eastern Washington is different from Western Washington in many ways. Each region has different priorities, different economic conditions, and different ways of life. However, too often, decisions made by the state...

Jan. 24, 2019