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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

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

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

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 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

As the state legislators representing Washington's 8th Legislative District, which includes the federal government's sprawling Hanford Site, we have every reason to want the cleanup of Hanford to be successful. It's...

Dec. 8, 2020