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This year's legislative session, which wrapped up on Sunday, was unlike any other in our state's 131-year history. Floor debates, committee hearings, and voting were conducted remotely. I am disappointed that there...

April 30, 2021

The negotiated version of the next two-year state capital budget was approved by the Legislature today. Lawmakers representing the 15th Legislative District applauded the budget, which includes $19.4 million in critical...

April 24, 2021

We are now in the final 30 days of the legislative session. Spending and taxes will be the primary focus from here on out. The good news is that Washington state...

March 26, 2021

We are currently in the middle of this year's initial budget review. Here are a few things I would like to share with you. Fighting proposed tax increases I have spent...

Feb. 18, 2021

Local legislators made a big impact on homelessness in Yakima County this session. Two projects sponsored by Rep. Jeremie Dufault were funded in the state's Supplemental Capital Budget. One was a...

March 25, 2020

Rep. Jeremie Dufault joined two other Republicans and a handful of Democrats last week in co-sponsoring Rep. Eileen Cody's (D-Seattle) bill that would allow the governor to spend up to $175...

March 12, 2020

The state's supplemental operating budget includes $2.4 million that would preserve hospital services in the Yakima Valley in the aftermath of the closure of Astria Medical Center in Yakima. Rep. Jeremie...

March 12, 2020

Washington State will have a $2.4 billion budget surplus due to our strong economy, according to updated revenue forecasts released on Wednesday. Rep. Jeremie Dufault, R-Selah, wants to give a big...

Feb. 21, 2020

It was an honor to represent you in Olympia earlier this year. I've been working hard during the off-season and am ready to roll up my sleeves and continue fighting for...

Nov. 26, 2019

It's a busy time at the state Capitol as we work to make sure we finish the people's business and adjourn this year's session on time. Tomorrow night, Rep. Bruce Chandler...

April 2, 2019