Rep. Jim Walsh's News & Media


Rep. Jim Walsh, R-Aberdeen, talks about capital budget funding for school construction and remodeling at Cosmopolis Elementary School. The 19th District lawmaker also discusses the hold-harmless education funding bill, approved during...

Oct. 10, 2019

Rep. Jim Walsh, R-Aberdeen, discusses jobs and rural economic development at the Port of Grays Harbor. The 19th District lawmaker says we need to streamline agency permitting procedures to ensure good...

Oct. 10, 2019

Rep. Jim Walsh, R-Aberdeen, speaks in front of the new Ocean Beach Hospital in Naselle, Washington. The lawmaker sponsored the state's capital budget investment in 2019 that provided for a new...

Oct. 10, 2019

A month ago, the Joint State House/Senate Transportation Committee met in Olympia and heard an update on the governor's plans to use a so-called “Section 601 letter” to rewrite our recently...

Aug. 31, 2019

In the next few days, the Park Royal Health and Rehabilitation Center nursing home in Longview will close—permanently. The closure of this award-winning nursing home — which specializes in caring for...

Aug. 23, 2019

During a recent Joint Transportation Committee meeting, Rep. Jim Walsh, R-Aberdeen, questioned staff from the governor's Office of Financial Management (OFM) about the constitutionality of diverting more than $175 million of...

July 30, 2019

Rep. Jim Walsh, R-Aberdeen, discusses legislation he drafted to end the use of title-only bills. The 19th District legislator says that “ghost bills,” which are essentially blank bills with a title-only...

July 3, 2019

Rep. Jim Walsh, R-Aberdeen, wants to end the practice of introducing title-only bills. The 19th District lawmaker has drafted legislation to be introduced during the next legislative session that would close...

July 2, 2019

Reps. Ed Orcutt and Jim Walsh joined Sen. John Braun to meet with The (Longview) Daily News editorial board on May 31, 2019. You can listen to the newspaper's podcast of...

May 31, 2019

Rep. Jim Walsh, R-Aberdeen, shares remarks during House floor debate on the model toxics control program, Senate Bill 5993.

May 1, 2019