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With the 2022 legislative session scheduled to conclude this week, 19th District Reps. Jim Walsh and Joel McEntire voted in favor of a strong, bipartisan supplemental capital budget spending plan that...

March 9, 2022

19th Legislative District Reps. Jim Walsh and Joel McEntire share remarks during floor debate on a hospital staffing bill, House Bill 1868. The bill would require Washington hospitals to employ an...

Feb. 16, 2022

After two days of testimony on Gov. Jay Inslee's salmon habitat and recovery legislation, Rep. Joel McEntire left the hearing worried about the future of farming and timber harvesting in Washington....

Jan. 21, 2022

Legislation that could provide assistance to small school districts in need of capital funding is scheduled for a public hearing in the House Capital Budget Committee on Tuesday, Jan. 18, at...

Jan. 13, 2022

Reps. Jim Walsh, Joel McEntire and Sen. Jeff Wilson are inviting 19th District citizens to join them for a one-hour Virtual Town Hall meeting, Saturday, Jan. 15 at 4 p.m. Those who would like to participate must register in advance...

Nov. 30, 2021

Reps. Jim Walsh, Joel McEntire and Sen. Jeff Wilson are inviting 19th District citizens to join them for a one-hour Virtual Town Hall meeting, Tuesday, May 25 at 6 p.m. Lawmakers will review the 2021...

May 19, 2021

The Washington State Legislature approved a final 2021-23 transportation budget proposal before adjourning the 2021 session. The $11.8 billion biennial budget funds infrastructure projects across the state, including maintenance and preservation...

May 5, 2021

Before adjourning the 2021 legislative session, lawmakers unanimously passed a bipartisan $6.3 capital budget plan making significant investments in water, sewer, and broadband infrastructure while continuing to make mental and behavioral...

April 30, 2021

On March 28, House Democrats introduced the first “ghost” or title-only bill of the 2021 legislative session. It appears the legislation, House Bill 1564: Concerning transportation spending, will be the vehicle...

March 30, 2021

Reps. Jim Walsh and Joel McEntire announced that due to floor session today, they are rescheduling their 19th District Virtual Town Hall Meeting to Wednesday, March 10 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. ...

March 6, 2021