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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...

Legislators, along with friends and family of the late House Page Supervisor Gina Grant Bull, gathered in Gov. Jay Inslee’s office Tuesday as they watched the governor affix his signature to...

A bill authored by Rep. Dave Hayes, R-Camano Island, that will create better oversight and uniformity between commercial driver training and high school driver’s education programs was signed into law Friday, May 5,...

Gov. Jay Inslee has signed three bills into law authored by 10th District State Rep. Dave Hayes. House Bill 1369 will help veterans become eligible for hiring benefits immediately upon honorable discharge...

A $45 billion operating budget proposal that would rely on as much as $3 billion in new and additional taxes passed the House of Representatives Friday on a party-line vote, 50-48,...

A 10th District telephone town hall planned this evening (Thursday, March 30) by Reps. Dave Hayes and Norma Smith has been cancelled due to House consideration of a state operating budget...

Tenth District legislators Sen. Barbara Bailey, R-Oak Harbor, Rep. Norma Smith, R-Clinton, and Rep. Dave Hayes, R–Camano Island, will hold town hall meetings in Coupeville and Mount Vernon on Saturday, March 25. The trio...

A bill that would allow officials to take action when transient accommodations are contaminated by hazardous chemicals gained unanimous approval Wednesday in the state House of Representatives. House Bill 1757 would add...

A bill that seeks to improve mandatory reporting of child abuse and neglect, including sex crimes against children, cleared the House Tuesday, 98-0. Rep. Dave Hayes, prime-sponsor of House Bill 1931,...

A measure to help veterans become eligible for hiring benefits immediately upon honorable discharge from the military gained unanimous approval Monday in the state House of Representatives. House Bill 1369, introduced...