Month: March 2023

Vancouver city councilor raises questions over city-funded Japan trip

On March 11, a delegation of 31 Vancouver employees and leaders flew to Japan for a week of travel and meetings with members of Vancouver’s sister city, Joyo. But how much […]

Glusenkamp Perez seeks Southwest Washington’s input on 2023 Farm Bill

The Farm Bill is set to be renewed this year, and Rep. Marie Glusenkamp Perez, D-Skamania, has been exploring options for Southwest Washington to benefit from the legislation totaling almost […]

Hydrogen bill headed to Senate

State lawmakers have been working long hours to pass bills through the House and Senate before the legislature adjourns April 23. Among the bills moving forward is House Bill 1729, […]

Abbarno bill passes the House, now headed to Senate

On Tuesday, the state House of Representatives unanimously approved House Bill 1004 sponsored by Rep. Peter Abbarno, R-Centralia. Also known as Zach’s Law, the bill would require state agencies and […]

Perez gets national media attention for bipartisan views

“A New Voice for Winning Back Lost Democratic Voters.” That was the headline from a New York Times column last week, referring to Rep. Marie Gluesenkamp Perez, D-Skamania, who has caught […]

Wylie’s property tax bill heads to Senate

A bill from state Rep. Sharon Wylie, D-Vancouver, has cleared the House and is now headed to the Senate for consideration. House Bill 1355 is the latest effort by the […]

Perez, Murray co-sign letter urging USDA to better support West Coast fishermen

Last week, US Rep. Marie Gluesenkamp Perez, D-Skamania, US Senator Patty Murray, D-Wash., and nine other West Coast members of Congress wrote a letter to the US Department of Agriculture […]

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