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A review of the 2020 legislative session including supplemental capital budget funding for community projects and flood relief, a supplemental operating budget update, efforts to bring tax relief to the citizens...

May 7, 2020

I hope this email finds you and your family healthy. We live in tough times right now. Most of us have not experienced anything like our current reality and this full...

May 5, 2020

As the saying goes, the Legislature has adjourned, and not a moment too soon. When the final gavels came down to end our session March 12, it was a relief for...

March 23, 2020

We are facing uncertain times. The shadow of COVID-19 (coronavirus) continues to threaten our health, lives, economy, and overall finances. The governor has signed into the law the bill we passed...

March 19, 2020

The 2020 legislative session has ended. The final gavel went down the evening of Thursday, March 12. It was an anticlimactic finish this year due to the concerns, fears, and unknowns...

March 17, 2020

Rep. Bill Jenkin, R-Prosser, joins KTEL's Dan Thesman to talk about how this year's supplemental budget negotiations could impact levee repairs, flood relief, and transportation projects in his district. Jenkin also...

March 9, 2020

It's budget time as we near the final weeks of the 2020 session. The House supplemental operating, transportation, and capital budgets have been released, heard and passed through their committees, and...

March 2, 2020

Rep. Bill Jenkin, R-Prosser, sits down to talk all things budgets in this video update. He speaks on his efforts to find funding in the House supplemental capital budget for flood...

March 2, 2020

Rep. Bill Jenkin, R-Prosser, joins KONA Radio's Ed Dawson and Robb Francis to share the Republican view of supplemental budget negotiations. As a member of the House Commerce and Gaming Committee,...

Feb. 25, 2020

Rep. Bill Jenkin, R-Prosser, reacts to the state's surplus of $2.4 billion dollars in a discussion with KTEL's Dan Thesman. He also shares how he is addressing flooding in Walla Walla...

Feb. 24, 2020