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'We need to do everything we can to keep people in their homes and away from the destructive cycle of homelessness,' says Volz The Washington State Senate this week unanimously approved...

April 9, 2021

The Washington State House of Representatives unanimously passed legislation today that will protect homeowners from onerous interest rates and penalties, helping keep more property tax payers from foreclosure. Rep. Mike Volz,...

March 5, 2021

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

Rep. Mike Volz talks about his bill to reduce the penalties and interest on late property tax payers. He says the current practice is unconscionable, hypocritical and should be illegal.

Jan. 30, 2020

Legislation in the state House of Representatives designed to protect taxpayers from foreclosure is scheduled for a public hearing in the House Committee on Local Government on Tuesday, Jan. 28 at...

Jan. 24, 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

On Tuesday, the Washington State House of Representatives accepted an amendment sponsored by Rep. Mike Volz that enhanced a bill intended to keep taxpayers out of foreclosure. The underlying legislation, House...

March 14, 2019

The 2018 legislative session adjourned Thursday, March 8. After a record 193-day session in 2017, I think everyone was happy to adjourn on time within our allotted 60 days this year....

April 11, 2018

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

Jan. 23, 2018

When I last wrote to you, the Legislature was beginning its first of what would end up being three special sessions, during which lawmakers would continue their deliberation over a new,...

July 28, 2017