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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,...

March 31, 2017

Rep. Dave Hayes, R-Camano Island, explores how Republicans and Democrats will hammer out a final biennial budget in a conversation with Ed Brenner on KSER. He also briefly reviews his sponsored...

March 28, 2017

It's Day 73 of the scheduled 105-day legislative session in Olympia. This is the time of the session when we get our first views of the budget proposals that pay for...

March 23, 2017

Rep. Dave Hayes, R-Camano Island, is on KSER with Ed Bremer. In light of the release of the revenue forecast, Rep Hayes capitalizes on funding education and why K-12 funding needs...

March 22, 2017

Rep. Dave Hayes, R-Camano Island, discusses distracted driving legislation that recently passed the House floor with Ed Bremer on KSER. Hayes also discusses “sticker shock” from increased taxes on car tabs...

March 8, 2017

Rep. Dave Hayes talks about the two proposals from House Democrats and Senate Republicans to fund education.

Feb. 2, 2017

Rep. Dave Hayes, R-Camano Island, talks with KSER's Ed Bremer about K-12 education funding, the levy cliff, and his proposal to expand the distracted driving law.

Jan. 24, 2017

Rep. Dave Hayes' statement on passage of a two-year state operating budget.

June 30, 2015

In this opinion editorial, Rep. Dave Hayes discusses how the state and legislators have stepped up numerous times to keep the Island Transit Everett Connector operating, when the transit agency should...

June 27, 2014

The Legislature passed a package of bills designed to make Washington state competitive into the future for the aerospace sector in its third special session of the year.

Nov. 10, 2013