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The recently enacted 2021-23 capital budget includes a $900,000 allocation to convert a publicly owned building into approximately 40 units of transitional housing. The funding for the Gray's Harbor County pilot...

May 13, 2021

Just one day before the close of the 2021 legislative session, lawmakers approved a new two-year $6.3 billion capital budget that includes $168.6 million for projects throughout the 19th District. Rep....

April 30, 2021

Rep. Jim Walsh, R-Aberdeen, provides a 2021 session wrap-up and reminds KELA hosts Richard DeBolt and Chad Taylor that the low carbon fuel standard and cap-and-tax clean energy bills being celebrated...

April 28, 2021

Joining Ari Hoffman on KVI, Rep. Jim Walsh, R-Aberdeen, provides an update on the cap-and-tax clean energy bill minutes after its passage in the House despite bipartisan opposition. Walsh also discusses...

April 23, 2021

Rep. Jim Walsh, R-Aberdeen, shares remarks during House floor debate on the hotly contended capital gains income tax, Senate Bill 5096. Walsh vehemently opposes the underlying bill while supporting several Republican-sponsored...

April 22, 2021

Rep. Jim Walsh, R-Aberdeen, has recently filed the “Empower Washington Voters Act,” House Bill 1582. The measure would require every new state tax or tax increase be approved by Washington voters...

April 21, 2021

Rep. Jim Walsh, R-Aberdeen, joins KXRO Radio to discuss pieces of legislation which are still moving through the house at the end of the session. These topics include transportation spending, the...

April 19, 2021

Rep. Jim Walsh, R-Aberdeen, joins KXRO Radio to discuss recent events surrounding budget discussions, bad public safety bills which will prevent officers from performing their duties, and concerns over recent moves...

April 12, 2021

Highlights of 19th District State Rep. Jim Walsh's comments during intense, spirited floor debate on House Democrats' 2021-23 operating budget.

April 9, 2021

Rep. Jim Walsh, R-Aberdeen, joins KXRO Radio to discuss the operating budget, his opposition to the capital gains tax, and why there is no need for tax increases. new taxes. The...

April 5, 2021