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Jan. 18, 2020

I hope you had a great Thanksgiving! I'm sending this email update out tonight because starting tomorrow, all legislators will be under election-year restrictions. That means I won't be able to...

Nov. 30, 2019

In preparation for the 2020 session, lawmakers will be heading back to Olympia next week for Committee Assembly days. During these two days, committees will be meeting to receive briefings on...

Nov. 15, 2019

Although it was always likely the Democrat majority would increase spending and raise taxes this year, we didn't know what tax increases would be coming to the floor until the final...

May 17, 2019

Rep. Drew MacEwen, R-Union, joins KVI's Kirby Wilbur show to discuss the Democrats' tax increases and how Republicans fought against them, as well as the last-minute budgeting process.

April 30, 2019

On Sunday, the Washington State Legislature passed a new, two-year capital budget. The $4.9 billion budget will fund various construction projects throughout the state. Thirty-fifth District legislators Sen. Tim Sheldon, Rep....

April 29, 2019

Rep. Drew MacEwen, R-Union, joins iFiberOne NewsRadio to explain why he thinks it is likely the legislature will be forced into a special session over differing budget proposals. MacEwen also gives...

April 24, 2019

Rep. Drew MacEwen, R-Union, joins iFiberOne NewsRadio to discuss the status of budget negotiations. MacEwen says disagreements between House and Senate Democrats could lead to a special session.

April 17, 2019

Despite the fact we have record revenues and a $3 billion surplus, House Democrats are still looking to raise taxes by $4.2 billion over the next four years. Their $52.6 billion...

April 8, 2019

Rep. Drew MacEwen spoke in opposition to the House Democrats' 2019-21 operating budget proposal when it came to the floor Friday. Watch:

April 2, 2019