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'We should have done this months ago during a special session,' says Volz With a bipartisan vote, the Washington State House of Representatives passed legislation today to give employers relief from...

Jan. 29, 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

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

The 2020 legislative session is over. While I plan on sending out a more comprehensive issue update in the near future, I wanted to share some important information about the coronavirus,...

March 20, 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

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

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, 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