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Rep. Paul Harris recaps the 2024 legislative session together with Rep. Kevin Waters and Sen. Lynda Wilson, including public safety, the state budgets, and the six public initiatives introduced to the Legislature...

April 24, 2024

On Tuesday, the governor signed into law a bipartisan bill from Rep. Paul Harris that will provide a much-needed boost to the semiconductor industry in Washington. House Bill 2482 will extend...

March 26, 2024

The Washington State House of Representatives unanimously approved the state’s 2024-25 supplemental capital budget today. The biennial construction, repair, and infrastructure funding plan, Senate Bill 5949, appropriates a total of $1.33 billion...

March 6, 2024

Last week, Rep. Paul Harris, R-Vancouver, joined House Republicans to lay out the case against a bill (SB 6058) that would link our state’s carbon market to California and Quebec. House...

March 4, 2024

Semiconductor manufacturers in Washington could receive a nice break thanks to a bipartisan bill from Rep. Paul Harris that would reinstate semiconductor tax incentives. The Washington State Senate voted 47-1 in...

March 2, 2024

Rep. Paul Harris, R-Vancouver, speaks on final passage of his bill that would extend two tax preferences for semiconductor manufacturing until Jan. 1, 2034. The bill would also reinstate six tax...

Feb. 15, 2024

Rep. Paul Harris, R-Vancouver, speaks on the House floor to express his opposition against a bill that would allow certain convicted felons to ask the court to reduce their original sentence...

Feb. 15, 2024

Rep. Paul Harris, R-Vancouver, strongly opposes a bill that would allow a person who participates in a deferred prosecution for a gross misdemeanor DUI charge to participate in a second deferred...

Feb. 15, 2024

Rep. Paul Harris, R-Vancouver, speaks on the House floor in favor of a bill that would help reduce graffiti by establishing a Graffiti Abatement and Reduction Pilot Program to identify individuals...

Feb. 15, 2024

Rep. Paul Harris, R-Vancouver, speaks against a bill that would authorize cities and counties to require that the owner of a single-family residence obtain and make available a home energy performance...

Feb. 15, 2024