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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

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

As the saying goes, the Legislature has adjourned, and not a moment too soon. When the final gavels came down to end our session March 12, it was a relief for...

March 23, 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

Rep. Skyler Rude, R-Walla-Walla, joins KONA Radio's Rob Francis live in Olympia. Rude comments on the floor debate regarding the low carbon fuel standard (LCFS). The 16th District lawmaker also explains...

Jan. 30, 2020

Rep. Skyler Rude, R-Walla-Walla, joins KWVN to discuss solutions to homelessness, gun rights, and $30 car tabs. He also discusses increased government transparency and accountability through the Public Records Act and...

Jan. 20, 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

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