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The negotiated version of the next two-year state capital budget was approved by the Legislature today. Lawmakers representing the 15th Legislative District applauded the budget, which includes $19.4 million in critical...

April 24, 2021

I have good news to report in this email update. We have moved to Phase 3 since my last update, and last week the state revenue forecast was very positive. However,...

March 22, 2021

Rep. Bruce Chandler, R-Granger, joins KIT Radio to discuss his opposition to the capital gains tax, proposed measures to reopen the state, and bills he is paying attention to during the...

March 9, 2021

Rep. Bruce Chandler, R-Granger, joined Lance Tormey and Dave Ettl on KIT Radio to discuss events at the Capitol, COVID relief bills, and his thoughts on impeachment. The 15th district lawmaker...

Jan. 26, 2021

The COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak has interrupted our normal lives as we know it. It is impacting our communities, state and countries around the world. There are many questions and concerns circulating,...

March 27, 2020

Last week in the state House of Representatives it was budget week. House supplemental operating, transportation and capital budgets were unveiled and the operating and transportation budgets were passed. Those two budgets are now...

March 4, 2020

We have passed the halfway point of the legislative session. The short session is moving quickly. Things have changed very little since last session. We ended the 2019 legislative session with...

Feb. 19, 2020

Ranking minority member of the Rural Development, Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee Rep. Bruce Chandler, R- Granger, explains his bill addressing the decline of pear processors in Washington State. He also...

Jan. 21, 2020

The Washington State Legislature passed the state's capital budget today (Sunday), just hours before adjourning the 2019 session. It includes several important projects for the Yakima Valley that were requested by Rep....

April 28, 2019

Rep. Bruce Chandler, R-Granger, joins KIT to discuss legislation that is being considered in both the House and Senate. Chandler shares the progress of a bill to switch Washington to permanent...

April 10, 2019