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The dust is settling on the 2021 session. The final gavel on Sunday, April 25, concluded one of the most challenging sessions in state history. Before I share highlights on the...

May 6, 2021

Rep. Alex Ybarra, R-Quincy, shares his perspective on some of the public policy bills debated and decided during the 2021 session. Ybarra also discusses his perspective on the budget and tax...

May 4, 2021

Together with my seatmates, Sen. Judy Warnick, R-Moses Lake, and Rep. Tom Dent, R-Moses Lake, we're inviting citizens from the 13th District to join us for a one-hour virtual town hall...

March 24, 2021

The past couple weeks have included long days and late evenings debating and voting on bills on the House floor. That’s because we recently passed another deadline in the 2021 legislative...

March 18, 2021

Sen. Judy Warnick, R-Moses Lake, and Reps. Tom Dent, R-Moses Lake, and Alex Ybarra, R-Quincy, are inviting citizens from the 13th District to join them for a one-hour virtual town hall...

March 15, 2021

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

Reps. Tom Dent, Alex Ybarra, and Sen. Judy Warnick have sent a letter to the governor requesting he reevaluate his phased reopening plan and how it is impacting Kittitas County. The county has...

Feb. 12, 2021

Governor Inslee's regional reopening plan announced Jan. 5 leaves much to be desired. It is not fair or equitable. But his announcement to allow two regions on the west side of...

Feb. 11, 2021

Beginning today, large parts of the Central Puget Sound region will enter “Phase 2” of Governor Inslee's latest reopening plan, the “Roadmap to Recovery.” State Sen. Judy Warnick, Rep. Tom Dent...

Feb. 1, 2021