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We have been voting on bills for the last two weeks, and on Tuesday hit what is called “House of Origin cutoff.” That means Tuesday was the last day the House...

March 12, 2021

Lawmakers spent hours both Saturday and Sunday on the virtual House floor debating a bill that would make it nearly impossible for a rental property owner to stop renting property to...

March 8, 2021

A bill that would prevent cities from charging a property owner or tenant for utility services provided to a former resident unanimously passed the Housing, Human Services and Veterans Committee today. Rep....

Feb. 11, 2021

This op-ed appeared in The Seattle Times on January 22, 2021: https://www.seattletimes.com/opinion/end-the-eviction-moratorium-or-help-landlords-with-rent-vouchers/ Government shouldn't be able to give away something it doesn't own. But that's what happened when Gov. Jay Inslee stopped...

Jan. 29, 2021

A bill that would prevent cities from charging a property owner or tenant for utility services provided to a former resident unanimously passed the House Civil Rights and Judiciary Committee today....

Feb. 7, 2020

More than 100 people signed up to testify Friday in the House Civil Rights and Judiciary Committee on three bills that take aim at rental property owners across Washington state. Rep....

Jan. 24, 2020

State Reps. Jeremie Dufault and Chris Corry are seeking $2.55 million from the state's capital budget to help pay for a $17 million project in Yakima that would provide supportive housing...

Jan. 22, 2019