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Rep. Jim Walsh, R-Aberdeen, joins KXRO Radio to discuss which bills are continuing through policy cut off, which bills he is keeping an eye on, and what the remainder of the...

Feb. 16, 2021

Rep. Jim Walsh, R-Aberdeen, shares remarks during floor debate on ESSB 5061. Walsh says the unemployment insurance bill does nothing to address the ineptitude of the Washington State Employment Security Office...

Feb. 2, 2021

Jim Walsh, R-Aberdeen, joins KXRO radio to discuss the move to phase 2 of reopening, the flaws of splitting the lockdown into counties, and finding ground for bipartisanship. The 19th district...

Feb. 1, 2021

Rep. Jim Walsh, R-Aberdeen, recaps the first week of the 2021 session, expresses concerns over access to public input during the pandemic, and examines what power the legislature has during the...

Jan. 19, 2021

Rep. Jim Walsh, R-Aberdeen, tells KEDO's Mike Wallin he fears public access to hearings and debate will be limited by the rules imposed by Democrats for the mostly virtual 2021 legislative...

Jan. 14, 2021

A growing chorus of elite and establishment voices in Olympia chants about a “new normal” that the people of Washington will need to accept in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak....

May 10, 2020

The 2020 legislative session ended last Thursday, after 60 days. Normally, I would send you an update on some of the highlights of my work in Olympia. But this is not...

March 18, 2020

The supplemental operating budget proposal that passed the Washington State House of Representatives on February 28 included $200,000 in additional funding for the Aberdeen School District. The funding would be an...

March 10, 2020

Rep. Jim Walsh, R-Aberdeen, speaks in support of Amendment 1685 to the House Democrat's recently proposed supplemental operating budget. The 19th District lawmaker argues for the change which seeks to provide...

March 2, 2020

Rep. Jim Walsh, R-Aberdeen, speaks about a protest led by log truck drivers against the Democratic House-approved low carbon fuel standard now being considered in the Senate. Truckers from across the...

March 2, 2020