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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, R-Gig Harbor, released the following statement today, calling on Governor Inslee to take action or step down, after another security breach at the Employment Security Department: February 1st,...

Feb. 1, 2021

Washington State Reps. Jesse Young, R-Gig Harbor, and Jim Walsh, R-Aberdeen, have released their plan to help kick start Washington's economy when the state does finally reopen for business. Young and Walsh are calling their...

April 29, 2020

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

I hope you are all staying safe and healthy. Obviously, the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis is affecting all of us. Thousands of people have been infected with the virus, hundreds of people...

April 22, 2020

Washington State Reps. Jim Walsh, R-Aberdeen, and Jesse Young, R-Gig Harbor, issued the following joint statement regarding residential construction amid the coronavirus crisis. In their remarks, the lawmakers refer to documents...

April 8, 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