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'Now is the right time to enact this small but meaningful protection against foreclosure for property tax payers who are honestly trying to catch up and keep their homes,' says state...

Feb. 25, 2021

The coronavirus pandemic is changing all of our lives in ways we never imagined. Our hearts go out to those in veterans' homes, the elderly and others who are more susceptible...

May 8, 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

With the 2020 legislative session underway it's important for you to be aware of the many opportunities you have to let your voice be heard on critical issues. I'm pleased to...

Jan. 22, 2020

The Washington State House of Representatives will implement its first ever pilot program for remote testimony during certain public hearings. Rep. Mike Volz, R-Spokane, applauded the decision and encouraged eastern Washington...

Jan. 13, 2020

On Monday, Gov. Jay Inslee signed into law a bill sponsored by Rep. Mike Volz to allow county treasurers throughout the state to enter into contracts with one another. House Bill...

April 9, 2019

Rep. Mike Volz, R-Spokane, discusses his efforts to remove the usurious penalty assessed on delinquent property tax payments.

March 26, 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

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