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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

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

The state House of Representatives unanimously passed a bill Wednesday introduced by Rep. Joel McEntire that would require higher education institutions to provide early course registration for eligible military members and...

Feb. 8, 2024

Legislation that would assist small school districts needing modernizing, repairing, or replacing buildings or classrooms passed the state House of Representatives unanimously on Thursday. House Bill 1044, sponsored by 19th District Rep. Joel...

Jan. 25, 2024

Sen. Jeff Wilson, Rep. Jim Walsh, and Rep. Joel McEntire are inviting residents of the 19th District to join them for a one-hour Virtual Town Hall meeting, Wednesday, Jan. 31, starting at 6 p.m. Those...

Jan. 24, 2024

Legislation that would require higher education institutions to provide early course registration for eligible military members and dependents was unanimously passed by the House Postsecondary Education and Workforce Committee on Friday....

Jan. 12, 2024

Four Southwest Washington representatives got an up-close and personal look at three important educational facilities in Clark and Cowlitz counties on Wednesday, as part of the House Capital Budget Committee’s career...

Oct. 27, 2023

Two bills authored by state Rep. Joel McEntire that passed the Legislature received the governor’s signature Thursday and will become law in July. House Bill 1043 will streamline rules and regulations...

May 12, 2023