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Reps. Mike Volz and Jenny Graham, along with Sen. Jeff Holy, give a 2020 legislative session review for their 6th Legislative District constituents.

May 6, 2020

Despite record tax collections coming into the state, including a surplus of over a billion dollars since the Legislature left town last spring, the majority party in Olympia passed a business...

Feb. 12, 2020

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

Lawmakers returned to Olympia on Jan. 8 to start the 2018 legislative session. This year is a short session — 60 days — and a time when we typically make small...

Jan. 23, 2018

Rep. Mike Volz discusses the first special session of 2017 and what got the state Legislature into a special session in the first place, as well as important legislation being signed...

April 26, 2017

The state Legislature is now more than halfway through the 2017 session, which is scheduled to adjourn April 23. Whether lawmakers will wrap up all of their work by April 23...

March 20, 2017

In this legislative update, Rep. Mike Volz, R-Spokane, discusses one of the major legislative deadlines of 2017 – house of origin cutoff. He also explains his bill to help local governments...

March 7, 2017

A bill to help counties maintain open spaces, streams, habitats, and other lands received unanimous approval from the Washington State House of Representatives Friday. The legislation was sponsored by Rep. Mike Volz,...

March 3, 2017