Rep. Jim Walsh's Email Updates


Happy Thanksgiving! I hope your family, like mine, is getting ready for a great time together. Along with the start of the holiday season, the cooler weather and fallen tree leaves...

Nov. 27, 2019

Being a state representative means responding to the needs of our communities. Recently, I traveled around the 19th Legislative District filming videos on several public policy topics critical to our region....

Oct. 28, 2019

Lawmakers are back at the state Capitol this week for “Committee Assembly” to discuss emerging issues and plan for the next legislative session. Although our biggest task in 2020 will...

Sept. 13, 2019

Perhaps the most egregious policy canard floated by tax-hikers this session were claims our state needs more revenue. With a $2.8 billion budget surplus, we could easily fund all of our...

May 8, 2019

Olympia’s insatiable appetite for more taxes needs to stop. Our thriving state economy has produced more than $2.8 billion in surplus revenue. Despite historic levels of state revenue, the House Finance...

April 23, 2019

It's been said, "nothing is certain but death and taxes." But death doesn't get worse every time the Legislature meets. Collecting more taxes in the midst of historic increases in...

April 5, 2019

The House Democrats recently unveiled their proposed 2019-21 operating budget plan. Despite $3 billion or more in surplus funding—an astonishing amount of state revenue growth—they want to increase taxes by $4...

March 28, 2019

After nine days of intense floor action, we passed another important session deadline: house of origin cut off. At more than midway through the session, the House has passed 351 bills,...

March 21, 2019

Greetings from Olympia! There has been a lot of activity at the Legislature the past few days. We are about to hit the next big session deadline: fiscal committee cutoff. Any...

Feb. 27, 2019

The nanny state is one of the most disturbing trends in government. It includes the laws, regulations, and bureaucracies that seek to dictate how we live, raise our families, and even manage...

Feb. 19, 2019