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Three bills sponsored by Rep. Drew MacEwen, R-Union, have been signed into law by Gov. Jay Inslee following the adjournment of the 2019 legislative session. House Bills 1430 and 1557 are...

May 15, 2019

Rep. Drew MacEwen, R-Union, joins iFiberOne NewsRadio to discuss forest health, measures that would limit wildfires, education funding, and his thoughts on the homelessness crisis. Note: Interview was ended abruptly due...

April 10, 2019

Later this evening, I'll be hosting a telephone town hall from the House Republican radio studio here at the Capitol. Please join me if you can by calling (360) 226-5415 any...

March 20, 2019

Rep. Drew MacEwen, R-Union, tells iFiberone Newsradio KMAS he will not be forced into voting for a carbon tax because of the perceived threat of a ballot initiative if proposals die...

Feb. 7, 2018

Since my last update on Jan. 16, the Legislature was able to pass and send a Hirst water rights bill (Senate Bill 6091) and the 2017-19 capital budget to the governor's...

Jan. 30, 2018

After noting several violations following an inspection earlier this month, the state Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has terminated Cooke Aquaculture Pacific's Port Angeles net pen lease. According to Commissioner of...

Dec. 19, 2017

House Republican Reps. Drew MacEwen and Jim Walsh have introduced a bill to ban Atlantic salmon farming in marine waters regulated by Washington state.

Dec. 5, 2017

In my last update, I provided an overview of the $43.7 billion operating budget we approved earlier this year. I also talked about the McCleary fix bill we passed that will...

Aug. 25, 2017

This morning, Gov. Inslee declared a drought emergency for three Washington regions, including the Olympic Peninsula. The Washington State Department of Ecology has been working with municipalities to review the 62...

March 13, 2015

House Bill 1209, sponsored by Rep. Drew MacEwen, R-Union, was signed into law April 25. The law extends a program that licenses state tree growers and protects their harvest. Without this...

May 1, 2013