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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

Rep. Vicki Kraft, R-Vancouver, is working with her colleagues in the House and Senate to push for an across-the-board manufacturing tax cut that was vetoed in the previous legislative session. The...

Jan. 29, 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

Rep. Vicki Kraft discusses legislation she introduced during the 2018 session that will reduce regulatory burdens on employers, House Bill 2350 and House Bill 2351.

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

Rep. Vicki Kraft has introduced legislation to change the business and occupation (B&O) tax reporting frequency for small business owners. Current guidelines for monthly reporting were established by the Department of...

Jan. 8, 2018

Rep. Vicki Kraft, R-Vancouver, testifies on Equal Pay Act before the House Labor and Workplace Standards Committee, Jan. 24.

Jan. 25, 2017