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State Rep. Mike Volz, R-Spokane, has been recognized for his work to ensure area youth have the services they need to stay healthy, stay engaged with their communities and stay on...

Jan. 15, 2020

Lawmakers wrapped up the 2019 legislative session on Sunday, April 28. Though I'm glad we were able to adjourn on time, this session ended on a rather disappointing note. Never in...

May 6, 2019

Rep. Mike Volz, R-Spokane, provides background on recent changes to K-12 education funding, explaining why some school districts in the 6th Legislative District are facing budget deficits. He also discusses the...

April 24, 2019

Recent news of Spokane Public Schools (SPS) issuing layoff notices to more than 300 employees due to a budget shortfall has drawn attention and ire from some in and around Spokane....

April 12, 2019

Lawmakers are now more than halfway through the 2019 legislative session. We recently wrapped up a week and a half full of floor debate, during which House Democrats pushed a number...

March 21, 2019

Rep. Mike Volz, R-Spokane, shared his support for House Bill 1599, a bipartisan measure that would delink standardized testing from high school graduation requirements and create new pathways to graduation.

March 8, 2019

On Friday, the Washington State House of Representatives passed a bill that would delink standardized assessments from high school graduation requirements, as well as create new pathways toward graduation. Rep. Mike...

March 8, 2019

Rep. Mike Volz, R-Spokane, discusses legislation that would de-link standardized testing from the high school graduation requirements, as well as his bill to require state elected officials to take the test...

Feb. 12, 2019

The 2019 legislative session got underway on Jan. 14, and I wanted to provide you a brief update on the first few weeks. First and foremost, we're tasked with crafting a...

Feb. 5, 2019

I hope you all will join me in congratulating Spokane educator Mandy Manning, who was named 2018 National Teacher of the Year by the Council of Chief State School Officers. This...

April 25, 2018