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During the final two weeks of this year's legislative session, which adjourned this past Sunday, the majority party rejected emergency powers reform, approved an income tax on capital gains, and adopted...

April 30, 2021

Joining KONA Radio's Ed Dawson, Rep. Matt Boehnke discusses a bill of his that was recently signed into law that seeks to double manufacturing jobs in Washington state by 2031. Boehnke...

April 20, 2021

A bill sponsored by Rep. Matt Boehnke that seeks to double the number of manufacturing jobs in Washington by 2031 has been signed into law by Gov. Jay Inslee. House Bill...

April 16, 2021

This Saturday from 2-3:30 p.m., I will be hosting a virtual town hall meeting with Sen. Sharon Brown and Rep. Brad Klippert. The three of us will provide a brief session...

March 17, 2021

Rep. Matt Boehnke, R-Kennewick, has introduced a bill to prevent state agencies from profiting from the sale of Washingtonians' personal data. Under House Bill 1552, all state agencies would be prohibited...

March 12, 2021

With a 96-0 vote Tuesday, the state House of Representatives approved a bill sponsored by Rep. Matt Boehnke that seeks to double the number of manufacturing jobs in Washington by 2031....

March 10, 2021

Rep. Matt Boehnke, R-Kennewick, joins “The Bottom Line” on KONA to discuss an appeal from legislators to Gov. Jay Inslee requesting accelerated reopening of the state. Boehnke also talks about his...

Feb. 23, 2021

On Tuesday, the four senior Republican members on the House Appropriations Committee held a press conference to unveil the 2021-23 House Republican operating budget proposal. It stands in stark contrast to...

Feb. 19, 2021

Five Republicans who serve on the House Environment and Energy Committee spoke out Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2021 against House Bill 1084. The bill takes steps to accelerate the removal of natural...

Feb. 9, 2021

All five Republicans who serve on the House Environment and Energy Committee spoke out today against a bill that would kill jobs in Washington and could wipe out an entire industry....

Feb. 9, 2021