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  One of Rep. Bruce Chandler's priorities for this year's session was making changes at the state level to provide a coordinated wildfire response for stranded land. Two bills sponsored by...

Feb. 2, 2010

  The House of Representatives tonight rejected a motion to vote on a bill to create more options in the state workers' compensation fund. Assistant Minority Floor Leader Charles Ross requested...

Jan. 29, 2010

15th District representative focused on creating stronger economy   The quarterly revenue forecast for Washington was released today, with state forecaster Dr. Arun Raha anticipating another decrease in expected revenue for...

Nov. 19, 2009

Dry Creek Complex fire raises questions about authority, procedures in 'no man's land'   Legislators representing the portion of Yakima County damaged by the Dry Creek Complex fire in late August...

Nov. 10, 2009

Fear of long-term local ramifications lead to legislative meeting   Legislators from the 13th, 14th and 15th Districts met yesterday with realtors and home builders who contacted them with concerns about...

July 28, 2009

  Over strong objections from Republicans who warned that the proposal was neither responsible nor sustainable, majority Democrats pushed their operating budget through the state House of Representatives Friday night. Reps....

April 25, 2009

15th District lawmakers pleased at 'common sense' decision   In a surprising development, the House of Representatives on Friday adopted an amendment to Senate Bill 5840 to include hydroelectric power as...

April 20, 2009

  The House of Representatives early Wednesday passed Senate Bill 5735, a controversial climate change measure that opponents say would lead to a future cap-and-trade system to ration carbon emissions in...

April 15, 2009

  The legislation that would allow some small school districts to waive the requirement for a 180-day school calendar passed the Senate today 34-13. Rep. Bruce Chandler, who sponsored the bill...

April 8, 2009

  The House General Government Appropriations Committee voted Friday to move a bill that would fund apple maggot monitoring systems. Rep. Bruce Chandler, R-Granger, co-sponsored the companion measure in the House....

April 6, 2009