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We just got done voting on nearly 40 amendments to the majority party's supplemental operating budget proposal. It's one of three supplemental budgets we'll need to adopt before session ends on...

Feb. 23, 2018

Rep. Melanie Stambaugh discusses the supplemental operating budget proposal in the House, and the work being done in both chambers before the 2018 session comes to a close on March 8.

Feb. 23, 2018

This Saturday, I'll be holding a town hall meeting at Pierce College Puyallup with fellow 25th District lawmakers, Rep. Joyce McDonald and Sen. Hans Zeiger. We'll be providing updates on the...

Feb. 13, 2018

Rep. Melanie Stambaugh has introduced legislation to exempt trailers from the 1.1 percent RTA Motor Vehicle Excise Tax (MVET) imposed with new or renewed vehicle registrations.

Jan. 31, 2018

The 2018 legislative session is in full swing! We are now in the third week of this short, 60-day session, and there is a lot of work to do. Policy cutoff...

Jan. 25, 2018

With the 2018 legislative session just two months away, legislators will be convening at the Capitol next week to hear policy briefings from government agencies, staff, and various industries. As we...

Nov. 8, 2017

Although it took 172 days and three special sessions, I’m happy to report the Legislature has adopted a strong, bipartisan 2017-19 operating budget. The $43.7 billion spending plan makes historic investments...

July 3, 2017

As you may have heard, budget negotiators were unable to come to an agreement on the 2017-19 operating budget before the end of the regular session on April 23. As a...

April 26, 2017

Since my last update, House and Senate committees have been meeting every day to consider bills that were advanced out of the opposite chamber earlier this session. Wednesday marked opposite house...

March 31, 2017

Legislature passes supplemental capital budget, includes funding for Riverwalk Trail extension - Reps. Zeiger, Stambaugh, Stambaugh comment as well as Sen. Dammeier

April 4, 2016