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Rep. Dave Hayes, R-Camano Island, discusses the highlights of the 2018 session, including no major tax increases, and funding for an opioid diversion center in Snohomish County.

March 8, 2018

We are just hours away from the end of the scheduled 60-day session. I wanted to take a few minutes to provide this update. Tenth District Town Hall Meetings this Saturday I’d...

March 7, 2018

Rep. Dave Hayes, R-Camano Island, talks about new revenue coming to the state, his opposition to new taxes, and the status of his bill to address the opioid drug crisis.

Feb. 22, 2018

Rep. Dave Hayes, R-Camano Island, discusses Hirst fix, capital budget and his legislation to fight opioid addiction in Snohomish County.

Jan. 30, 2018

Rep. Dave Hayes catches host Jeff Rex up on the tug of war between the capital budget and a water rights relief fix to the Hirst Supreme Court ruling. The Camano...

Jan. 11, 2018

It seems surreal to be writing a review of the legislative sessions in August, but that’s where we are after a regular session that began Jan. 9 and three special sessions...

Aug. 4, 2017

The Legislature’s record 193-day session ended Thursday evening when the body failed to pass both a remedy to the recent rural water rights case known as the Hirst decision and the...

July 21, 2017

This Sunday, April 23, is the scheduled end of the 2017 regular session. Unfortunately, the Legislature was unable to complete all of its business within the allotted 105 days. While we...

April 21, 2017

Rep. Dave Hayes, R-Camano Island, is on KBRC/KAPS with Jeff Rex, sharing some of his most successful legislature that is making its way to the governor’s desk. Hayes also touches on...

April 19, 2017

Rep. Dave Hayes, R-Camano Island, is on KSER with Ed Bremer with his opinion on the end of session, and his success as a legislator this year. Issues, such as policies...

April 18, 2017