Rep. Vicki Kraft's Email Updates


When I came to Olympia, I made a promise to promote and sponsor legislation that brings a higher level of accountability to state government. Accountability and fiscal responsibility need to be...

Feb. 8, 2018

After several months of tough negotiations, lawmakers approved the state’s two-year construction budget. As you know, the capital budget provides funding for infrastructure needs across Washington State, including the 17th District.

Jan. 22, 2018

Lawmakers from all over the state returned to the Capital this week to begin work. The session officially began at noon Monday, Jan. 8. In even-numbered years, session is 60-days, including...

Jan. 11, 2018

To give something up, or go without, is not something most of us do on a daily basis. But for service men and women, sacrifice is not just a word, it's...

Nov. 9, 2017

Although the state's capital budget hasn't been fully approved by the Legislature, I remain optimistic it will be passed. For now, I believe it's important to provide information to community organization...

Oct. 5, 2017

Rep. Vicki Kraft, R-Vancouver, cordially invites you to attend a Capital Budget Grant Workshop. The event is being organized in order to assist local and non-profit organizations in identifying and applying...

Sept. 14, 2017

At the conclusion of the longest legislative session in state history, 193-days, the Legislature was able to agree on education funding policy changes that will provide more than $7.3 billion to...

Aug. 2, 2017

The Legislature’s current special session is scheduled to end July 20. Two weeks ago, a partial government shutdown was averted when the lawmakers approved a new two-year operating budget. Although it...

July 18, 2017

As we approach the end of the second special session, negotiators continue to work hard to hammer out a plan to fully fund our state’s K-12 public education system. The eight-member...

June 14, 2017

There was a very quiet “Sine Die” at noon on Sunday, April 23. Normally, Sine Die marks the end of the legislative session. Although more than 300 bills made it through...

April 28, 2017