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On May 21, the Washington State Department of Labor and Industries (L&I) released updated guidance that will, in part, require employers to confirm whether or not employees are fully vaccinated. For...

June 1, 2021

Rep. Vicki Kraft, R-Vancouver, joins Dori Monson on KIRO Radio to discuss re-opening the state, ending the governors state of emergency, and issues with COVID-19 data collection.

March 31, 2021

In a letter addressed to Democrat and Republican leaders in both the House and Senate, 23 lawmakers are asking that the governor's state of emergency concerning COVID-19 be ended before the...

March 30, 2021

Featuring House Republican Reps. Jeremie Dufault, Vicki Kraft, Michelle Caldier, Jim Walsh, Peter Abbarno, Greg Gilday, Kelly Chambers, Andrew Barkis, and Cyndy Jacobsen. Learn more about House Bill 1236. Watch other...

March 10, 2021

It is said that a person is made up of body, spirit and soul. Many translate this relative to their physical, spiritual and emotional well-being. We've been fighting the coronavirus by...

May 6, 2020

Rep. Vicki Kraft, R-Vancouver, discusses her efforts to help small businesses by reducing the tax burden and enacting regulatory reform that emphasizes agency assistance before enforcement.

Feb. 10, 2020

House Bill 1110 would implement a California-style low carbon fuel standard – meaning it would mandate a change in the makeup of motor fuel sold in Washington state. It's a priority of...

Jan. 30, 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

During the final three days of the 105-day legislative session in April, more than $2 billion in new and higher taxes were approved by majority Democrats. These included new and increased...

Oct. 17, 2019

In his first Inaugural Address on Jan. 20, 1981, President Ronald Reagan noted that growth of government jeopardizes what we as Americans hold to be most precious — our freedoms. “We...

Oct. 17, 2019