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Coming into this year’s 60-day legislative session, an early priority was passing the 2017-19 capital budget for state construction projects. Thankfully, we were able to get that done in the first...

March 23, 2018

On Thursday, the Legislature approved a supplemental transportation budget that would increase the 2017-19 transportation budget lawmakers passed last year from $8.5 billion to $9.3 billion. 5th District Reps. Jay Rodne and...

March 8, 2018

Rep. Paul Graves, R-Fall City, discusses why he's opposed to the capital gains income tax in the House Democrats' supplemental operating budget proposal.

March 2, 2018

Rep. Paul Graves, R-Fall City, provides an overview of the recently-passed 2017-19 capital budget. He also highlights projects in East King County funded by the capital budget.

Jan. 29, 2018

On Thursday, Jan. 18, the Legislature sent a Hirst water well bill and the 2017-19 capital budget to the governor’s desk to be signed into law. The compromise on Hirst means...

Jan. 29, 2018

The 60-day session kicked off on Monday, and a lot has already happened. Here’s an idea of what to expect between now and March 8.

Jan. 12, 2018

Rep. Paul Graves, R-Fall City, has been appointed to the House Appropriations Committee and promoted to Assistant Ranking member of the House Judiciary Committee on the first day of the 2018...

Jan. 8, 2018

Here are 8 things to know before session starts on Jan. 8.

Nov. 17, 2017

We've passed an operating budget and it's on its way to the governor's desk. I'm thankful I was able to play a role in passing a thoughtful budget. I'm disappointed, however,...

June 30, 2017

Yesterday, the governor called lawmakers into a third special session to continue work on a 2017-19 budget. To say I’m frustrated would be an understatement. As a freshman lawmaker, I am...

June 23, 2017