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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

'We missed a great opportunity to help our struggling employers' With time running out for meaningful workers' compensation reform to be passed in the 2011 legislative session, House Republicans yesterday attempted...

April 15, 2011

Senator Don Benton and Reps. Tim Probst and Paul Harris will host a town hall meeting on Saturday, March 12. Residents in the district are encouraged to attend and bring their...

March 5, 2011

  The House of Representatives today approved a bill that would make reductions of $340 million for the current fiscal year budget. The approved legislation would still leave a $260 million...

Jan. 24, 2011

State Rep. Paul Harris, R-Vancouver, officially took the oath of office to serve his first term as a legislator from the 17th Legislative District today. Harris was sworn in by Chief...

Jan. 11, 2011

House Republicans added ten new House Republicans Jan. 10, the first day of the 2011 Legislature. The new members sworn in, with statements about starting their terms: John Ahern, 6th District (Pos....

Jan. 10, 2011