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Rep. Jim Walsh, R-Aberdeen, joins KXRO Radio to discuss the cut off for his new legislation, House Bill 1029, which would put limits on the governor's executive powers during a state...

Feb. 9, 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, joins KXRO to discuss re-opening the economy, public testimony during a pandemic, and protecting 2nd amendment rights. Walsh also touches on the volume of bills this session...

Jan. 25, 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

Rep. Jim Walsh, R-Aberdeen, prefiled legislation today in Olympia for the upcoming 2020 session that seeks to end the use of title-only bills, often called “ghost-bills.” Title-only bills contain...

Dec. 2, 2019

Rep. Jim Walsh, R-Aberdeen, talks with Jason Rantz about his database privacy bill that would ensure that state agencies do not hold unnecessary personal information on people, specifically gun owners, and...

Jan. 29, 2019

The Legislature adjourned the 2018 session late Thursday evening, March 8. Now that the dust has settled, I'd like to re-cap some of the pro-active wins, defensive wins and disappointments from...

March 19, 2018

Rep. Jim Walsh, R-Aberdeen, discusses why he was a “no” vote on the controversial public records bill. The lawmaker also shares information on the voting rights act, which is designed to...

March 3, 2018

On KXRO, Aberdeen Republican Jim Walsh shares his perspective on protests at the Capitol, gives his opinion on automatic voter registration initiatives, describes legislative activity as House members prepare to vote...

Feb. 7, 2018