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Rep. Skyler Rude, R-Walla Walla, discusses his legislation on school board meetings (House Bill 1973), hospital visitation rights (House Bill 1983), and funding for charter schools (House Bill 1591). Wash. House...

Jan. 29, 2022

In even-numbered years, the Legislature convenes for 60-days. Because the session is so short, the process will move rapidly. We just completed week two and already had a debate surrounding one...

Jan. 27, 2022

Our 2022 legislative session opened on January 10 in Olympia, and clearly, urgent issues require our attention during our short 60 days together. Your voice will be important this session, as...

Jan. 19, 2022

On Monday, Oct. 18, nearly 2,000 Washington state employees and unknown numbers of private health care workers, long-term care workers, employees working in early learning, K-12, and higher education institutions lost...

Oct. 25, 2021

The governor's increased use of executive power since the pandemic began is troubling for many of us. Each additional mandate grows more intrusive than the last and is met with no...

Sept. 13, 2021

Washington State Governor Jay Inslee announced on Monday that most state workers in Washington, as well as private health care and long-term care employees, will be required to show proof of a COVID-19...

Aug. 12, 2021

On Thursday, Gov. Jay Inslee announced a new incentive program to encourage more Washingtonians to get vaccinated against COVID-19. According to the Washington State Department of Health (DOH), approximately 63% of...

June 3, 2021

The final gavel has dropped, and it's been a long and often difficult process because of such an unusual year created by COVID 19. We have enjoyed representing and serving the...

May 3, 2021

Sen. Perry Dozier, R-Waitsburg and Reps. Skyler Rude and Mark Klicker, both R-Walla Walla, are inviting 16th Legislative District community members to their virtual town hall to hear a 2021 legislative...

April 29, 2021

Rep. Skyler Rude, R-Walla Walla, released the following statement on the first-ever income tax on capital gains passing the Washington State Legislature. “In a historic vote, the Legislature has passed its...

April 21, 2021