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Rep. Alex Ybarra, R-Quincy, discusses the lack of a Phase 3 reopening plan from the governor. The 13th District lawmaker also discusses a proposed low carbon fuel standard (LCFS) measure that...

Feb. 27, 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

The 2021 virtual session is like no other before it. While meeting remotely presents problems for both lawmakers and the people they represent, it does not mean you can't be involved....

Jan. 17, 2021

The first day began with the National Guard standing behind fences surrounding the Capitol building, and only legislators, a few staff, and some press—wearing masks and social distancing, were allowed inside....

Jan. 12, 2021

Rep. Alex Ybarra, R-Quincy, has been appointed as the lead Republican on the House Education Committee, which considers issues relating to K-12 education.

Dec. 21, 2020

Rep. Alex Ybarra, R-Quincy, speaks with Kittitas County 4-H Club member Chole Clyburn. Chloe is visiting the state Capitol as part of the "Know Your Government" youth development program.

Feb. 20, 2020