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It's hard to believe we are already approaching the end of 2019. The Legislature will be entering the 2020 legislative session in just three months, on Jan. 13, 2020. Because it...

Oct. 18, 2019

Rep. Skyler Rude, R-Walla Walla, has been selected to serve on a legislative task force directed to explore providing remote-testimony options for committee hearings in the Washington State House of Representatives....

July 29, 2019

It's been roughly a week since the Legislature adjourned for the year. While there were some good things that came out of this legislative session, there was also plenty of bad....

May 8, 2019

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

First, I want to thank everyone who was able to join Rep. Bill Jenkin and I on Saturday, March 23, for our three town hall meetings in Prosser, Walla Walla, and...

April 2, 2019

Rep. Skyler Rude, R-Walla Walla, discusses the House Democrats' 2019-21 operating budget proposal and how it unnecessarily increases spending. He also shares his approach to fulfilling his role as a state...

March 28, 2019

I wanted to send a quick reminder that Rep. Bill Jenkin and I are hosting three town halls throughout the 16th Legislative District on Saturday, March 23. Here are the details:...

March 22, 2019

Rep. Skyler Rude, R-Walla Walla, urged lawmakers to approve a resolution he co-sponsored that would encourage the Washington State House of Representatives to pursue a remote testimony pilot program. Learn more...

March 21, 2019

On Thursday, the Washington State House of Representatives approved a resolution cosponsored by Rep. Skyler Rude that would help introduce remote testimony opportunities in House committee meetings and work sessions. House...

March 21, 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