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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

Rep. Matt Boehnke discusses the Building Economic Strength Through Manufacturing Act, a bill he's sponsored that aims to double the number of manufacturing jobs in WA by 2031. House Bill 1170,...

Feb. 3, 2021

Rep. Matt Boehnke, R-Kennewick, joins the Lars Larson Show to discuss the recent statewide data breach that exposed the personal data of at least 1.4 million Washingtonians. Wash. House Republicans ·...

Feb. 2, 2021

A bill that seeks to double the number of manufacturing jobs in Washington state by 2031 is under consideration by a House committee. John Sattgast reports. Wash. House Republicans · 01-31-21...

Jan. 31, 2021

A bill sponsored by Rep. Matt Boehnke seeking to double the number of manufacturing jobs in Washington by 2031 will be heard Friday morning in the House Community and Economic Development...

Jan. 28, 2021

Due to election-year restrictions, I was unable to send you legislative email updates throughout much of 2020. With this year's legislative session under way, I look forward to resuming my regular...

Jan. 21, 2021

Thank you to everyone who participated in the telephone town hall Sen. Brown, Rep. Klippert and I held last month. We took a lot of calls, most of which were focused...

May 9, 2020