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Rep. Skyler Rude, R-Walla Walla, discusses House Bill 1265 concerning party registration for presidential primaries and a new bill to ensure terminally ill patients have the right to explore more of...

Jan. 28, 2021

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

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

The state House of Representatives unanimously approved House Bill 2965 to appropriate $100 million in emergency funds to combat the COVID-19 (coronavirus). Rep. Skyler Rude, R-Walla Walla, offers the following statement...

March 3, 2020

Rep. Skyler Rude, R-Walla Walla, joins KTEL's Dan Thesman to discuss a bill he authored addressing barriers to accessing Washington's Death with Dignity Act. He also describes a bill he introduced...

Feb. 17, 2020

Rep. Skyler Rude, R-Walla-Walla, joins KWVN's Dan Thesman to explain his legislation addressing barriers to accessing Washington state's Death with Dignity Act. He also discusses the potential impacts of the low...

Feb. 3, 2020

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