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Rep. Alex Ybarra, R-Quincy, explains how policy cutoff works in the Legislature, shares how Republicans tried to increase COVID -19 relief and describes how the state's resilient economy makes raising taxes...

Feb. 18, 2021

We are entering the second month of the 2021 session. This week we passed an important milestone on the legislative calendar: policy cutoff. Any policy bills not approved and passed out...

Feb. 17, 2021

Rep. Alex Ybarra, R-Quincy, shares an update on a proposed waiver program for high school students, House Bill 1121. The legislation was created in response to the coronavirus restrictions that affected...

Jan. 26, 2021

The state Legislature has adjourned on time and approved a supplemental capital budget for 2020 that includes significant investments for the 13th Legislative District totaling just over $3.7 million. The biennial...

March 13, 2020

Rep. Alex Ybarra, R-Quincy, talks about his opposition to the majority party's controversial sex education bill and supplemental operating budget. The 13th District lawmaker also discusses future plans after the legislative...

March 6, 2020

Rep. Alex Ybarra, R-Quincy, discusses the Republican supplemental operating budget proposal, the comprehensive sex education bill, and a bill that would place limits on high-capacity magazines.

Feb. 28, 2020

Rep. Alex Ybarra, R-Quincy, reacts to the budget surplus revealed by the recent budget revenue forecast. He also explains one of his prime-sponsored bills which passed off the House floor and...

Feb. 21, 2020

Rep. Alex Ybarra, R-Quincy, describes the negative impacts a Democratic-backed business and occupational tax increase could have on Washingtonians. He also shares about what Latino Legislative Day means to him.

Feb. 14, 2020

Rep. Alex Ybarra, R-Quincy, discusses a recent capital budget request to fund upgraded security at Central Washington University. The 13th District lawmaker also shares information on STEM curriculum and education for...

Feb. 4, 2020

Rep. Alex Ybarra, R-Quincy, explains how the low carbon fuel standard (LCFS) would negatively impact people in rural communities. Additionally, Ybarra describes his bill extending the sales and use tax exemption...

Jan. 31, 2020