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In a vote by his colleagues today, State Rep. Paul Harris, R-Vancouver, was elected to the position of Republican whip. As the whip, he is a member of the Republican leadership...

Nov. 17, 2012

Rep. Paul Harris, R-Vancouver, voiced his frustration with yesterday’s King County Superior Court judge’s ruling on the voter-approved Initiative 1053, which requires a two-thirds vote of the Legislature to raise taxes....

May 31, 2012

The 2012 legislative session adjourned March 8, but without a supplemental operating budget. State lawmakers failed to address a $1.1 billion shortfall in the state’s operating budget. Rep. Paul Harris, R-Vancouver,...

March 9, 2012

‘This is a blatant attempt by the majority party to pass the buck to local governments and get around taxpayer protections continually approved by voters’ says Rep. Paul Harris   Democrats...

March 3, 2012

Lack of priorities in spending taxpayer money is problem, say House Republican lawmakers, not lack of tax collections   Washington state is realizing a nearly $2 billion, or roughly 7 percent,...

Feb. 29, 2012

Sen. Don Benton and Rep. Paul Harris, will host a town hall meeting on Saturday, Feb. 18. Residents in the 17th District are encouraged to attend and bring their questions and...

Feb. 10, 2012

Rep. Paul Harris, R-Vancouver, issued the following statement today on the governor’s proposed budget cuts: “The governor has worked hard to find solutions to address our budget shortfall. However, her proposal...

Nov. 21, 2011

Rep. Paul Harris, R-Vancouver, issued the following statement after the governor announced she will be calling the Legislature to Olympia for a special session on Nov. 28, 2011: “Given last week’s...

Sept. 22, 2011

Rep. Paul Harris, R-Vancouver, issued the following statement on today’s budget action in the Legislature: “I cannot support a budget that goes against my principles or those of my caucus. I...

May 24, 2011

Lawmakers were aware last fall they would be faced with a multibillion dollar budget shortfall, but they failed to reach an agreement on an operating budget and other key issues during...

April 22, 2011