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After the legislative session concluded on March 7, Reps. Joel McEntire and Jim Walsh mailed out their end-of-session 19th District Legislative Report. It covers the initiatives to the Legislature, the three...

April 26, 2024

A bill to increase flexible school calendar waivers was recently signed into law by Gov. Jay Inslee. Rep. Joel McEntire, assistant ranking member on the House Education Committee and the prime...

April 2, 2024

Legislation that will require higher education institutions to provide early course registration for eligible military members and dependents was signed into law by the governor on Thursday. House Bill 2004, was...

March 18, 2024

The youngest legislator in Washington state’s history was sworn into office Thursday on her 18th birthday, the final day of the 2024 session. Nic Scott reports. Wash. House Republicans · 03-07-24-RADIO...

March 7, 2024

Lilian Hale, the stepdaughter of 19th District Rep. Joel McEntire, was sworn in Thursday, the last day of the 2024 legislative session. Hale is now the youngest serving legislator in Washington...

March 7, 2024

Sen. Jeff Wilson, Rep. Jim Walsh, and Rep. Joel McEntire announced the inclusion of more than $26.3 million in 19th District projects in the 2024 supplemental capital budget, 2ESSB 5949. The budget received unanimous approval...

March 6, 2024

Rep. McEntire speaks against Senate Bill 6058, the Carbon Market Linkage legislation. The bill would make changes to Washington’s Climate Commitment Act that are designed to make it more compatible with California...

Feb. 29, 2024

Rep. McEntire speaks against House Bill 2239 that would encourage public schools to teach social, emotional, and behavioral skills. McEntire points out there are other critical areas to focus on.

Feb. 12, 2024

Rep. McEntire speaks against House Bill 1932, legislation that would allow local governments to shift elections to even-numbered years. McEntire points to a number of reasons why this is a bad...

Feb. 9, 2024

Rep. Joe McEntire gives a floor speech on his “no” vote on House Bill 1153 prohibiting octopus farming.

Feb. 8, 2024