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It's been non-stop floor action the past week or so here in Olympia. We've reached House of Origin cutoff. Any policy bill that didn't pass its respective chamber is now considered...

Feb. 23, 2020

Time flies! It's hard to believe we're halfway through our 60-day session. It's policy and fiscal cutoff time – our first major deadlines. What this means is any bill that wasn't...

Feb. 11, 2020

Our values and principles are what set the foundation for how we live our lives. This session, my caucus has come up with three key principles that are in line with...

Feb. 3, 2020

Rep. Bill Jenkin, R-Prosser, joins KONA Radio's Rob Francis live in Olympia to discuss the bill to legalize sports betting and how it could impact the 16th District. He also comments...

Jan. 30, 2020

In an interview with KTEL's Dan Thesman, Rep. Bill Jenkin, R-Prosser, examines the issues of housing affordability, education, and homelessness through the lens of the House Republican mission to make Washington...

Jan. 27, 2020

Rep. Bill Jenkin, R-Prosser, provides his first video update from Olympia. He discusses top legislative priorities for the 2020 session: affordable housing, education, and NO new taxes. Learn more by watching...

Jan. 24, 2020

As featured in the Dayton Chronicle and Prosser Record-Bulletin One thing we can always count on, in good times and bad: there will always be pressure on the state Legislature to...

May 8, 2019

OLYMPIA – A $1.75 million appropriation for the Blue Mountain Action Council was among projects approved for the 16th Legislative District in the capital budget passed by Washington lawmakers Sunday. Other...

April 30, 2019

Greetings from Olympia! The cherry blossoms are in full bloom, which means we are nearing the finish line of this 105-day regular session. With just a couple weeks remaining, several important...

April 16, 2019

Rep. Bill Jenkin, R-Prosser, joins KONA's Ed Dawson and Rob Francis to give an update on budget negotiations between the House and Senate. Jenkin explains how a special session may happen...

April 8, 2019