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The 2021 legislative session is set to wind up this Sunday, but the final few days will be very busy with multiple tax bills still in play that could change our...

April 23, 2021

We have just reached the mid-point of this year's legislative session and are about a week away from concluding policy consideration for bills originating in the House. Of keynote are the...

March 4, 2021

I hope you are well and safe, and staying positive during this ongoing governor-ordered shutdown. This has been a trying time for our entire state. My prayers are with you and...

Feb. 15, 2021

Legislation introduced by Rep. Jesse Young to provide a business and occupation tax (B&O) deduction for behavioral health administrative services organizations was unanimously passed out of the House Finance Committee today....

Feb. 4, 2021

Rep. Jesse Young shares his thoughts and insight from this most recent legislative session, including updates on the operating and transportation budgets, 2nd Amendment rights, sex education in schools, GPS tracking...

April 28, 2020

The supplemental operating budget proposal that passed the Washington State House of Representatives on February 28 included $600,000 in additional funding for the South Kitsap School District. The funding would be an additional...

March 10, 2020

We have less than three weeks left in the 2020 legislative session, and things are coming down to the wire. Last week kicked off the first major battle we'll encounter this...

Feb. 27, 2020

With the latest state revenue forecast projecting a $2.4 billion budget surplus, House Republican budget leaders have introduce a bill to provide $1 billion in tax relief for Washington's working families....

Feb. 25, 2020

Despite overwhelming evidence against its effectiveness, and bipartisan opposition, House Democrats passed a controversial bill on Jan. 29 that would establish a low-carbon fuel standard in Washington state. In every way,...

Feb. 18, 2020

We're already half-way through the 2020 legislative session and we've just passed policy cut-off. That means both legislative branches will soon be debating hundreds of bills from now until session ends...

Feb. 12, 2020