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A measure sponsored by Rep. Skyler Rude, R-Walla Walla, to allow for straw pulp to be used as post-consumer recycled content for single use carry out bags has unanimously passed both...

April 3, 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

Reps. Matt Boehnke and Skyler Rude have been appointed to serve on the National Conference of State Legislature's (NCSL) Nuclear Legislative Working Group. The group, which meets two times per year,...

May 31, 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, explains why he voted no on a House Democrat-sponsored bill that would create a low carbon fuel standard in Washington state.

March 12, 2019