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One thing we can always count on, in good times and bad, is there will always be pressure on the state Legislature to raise taxes, and to spend every last penny...

March 14, 2018

Many of you have contacted my office regarding Senate Bill 6617 – also known as the Legislative Public Record Act. Thank you for sharing your thoughts and concerns with me on...

March 3, 2018

One issue the Legislature continues to try and tackle is how to bridge the gap in our state's rural-urban divide. Tourism is an area that lacks much-needed attention and is an...

Feb. 16, 2018

I'd like to invite you to join me, and Rep. Terry Nealey, for a telephone town hall meeting from 6-7 p.m. this Tuesday, Feb. 6. This is an opportunity for you...

Feb. 5, 2018

Sen. Maureen Walsh, R-Walla Walla, Rep. Terry Nealey, R-Dayton, and Rep. Bill Jenkin, R-Prosser, are inviting 16th District citizens to join them Tuesday, Feb. 6, for a telephone town hall meeting....

Jan. 30, 2018

It is an honor to represent you and the citizens of the 16th District here in Olympia. One of my main priorities is fiscal responsibility. In the latest revenue forecast, projected...

Jan. 26, 2018

One of our longest, most important legislative debates has concluded. We reached a bipartisan solution on the water-rights issue known as Hirst. With this solution on the table, the 2017-19 capital...

Jan. 26, 2018

Recently, the state House of Representatives adopted Rep. Bill Jenkin's House Resolution 4656 recognizing Dr. Ray Tolcacher of the Prosser School District. “Alongside my seatmate, Rep. Terry Nealey of Dayton, and...

Jan. 24, 2018

In this video update from Olympia, Rep. Bill Jenkin, R-Prosser, discusses his priorities for the 2018 legislative session, including legislation that will help rural Washington.

Jan. 23, 2018

16th District lawmakers offer a preview of the 2018 legislative session.

Jan. 12, 2018