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House Republicans, including Rep. Vicki Kraft, R-Vancouver, believe an income tax on capital gains is unnecessary, unpopular, unstable, unconstitutional, and a major step toward a new state income tax. Learn more...

April 23, 2021

Many property owners in Clark County and across the state are experiencing “sticker shock” as they open their new property tax bills. Property owners are discovering those taxes are up by...

Feb. 28, 2020

The high cost of college tuition has prompted legislation by Rep. Vicki Kraft that seeks to give the public a clearer view of what is included in individual four-year public college...

Jan. 28, 2020

I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving, filled with family and friends. Beginning tomorrow, Sunday, Dec. 1, legislators will be under election-year restrictions until Jan. 13, the first day of session....

Nov. 30, 2019

Rep. Vicki Kraft, R-Vancouver, discusses her concerns about a two-year $53 billion state operating budget proposal that relies on tax increases and boosts government spending.

April 8, 2019

There's less than one month remaining of the 105-day regular session, which is scheduled to adjourn April 28. We still have plenty of unfinished business to address within a short time....

April 1, 2019

It is an honor to be back at the state Capitol, representing the citizens of our great 17th Legislative District! The 2019 legislative session opened Monday, Jan. 14. This year's session...

Jan. 24, 2019

The scheduled 60-day legislative session ended on March 8. For the first time since 2014, we adjourned on schedule. In this email update, I will be sharing some of the highlights...

March 29, 2018

It's that time of year again, and I'm not referring to the snowfall or the fact that March is right around the corner. In Olympia, it's practically become an annual tradition...

Feb. 26, 2018

Rep. Vicki Kraft, R-Vancouver, discusses House of Origin Cutoff, an important legislative deadline, and the heavy amount of floor votes and activity prior to the cutoff. The lawmaker also discusses a...

Feb. 19, 2018