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The 2021 session began with chain link fences and national guard troops around the state capital. It ended with little fanfare on Sunday as only a handful of us were in...

April 29, 2021

After two days of debate, Democrats in the state House of Representatives on Wednesday passed a seven percent tax on capital gains income exceeding 250-thousand dollars from the sale of long-term...

April 21, 2021

Earlier this year, the Washington state Supreme Court struck down the state's felony drug possession law. Known as the Blake decision, this now means that individuals across the state (including children)...

April 1, 2021

Rep. Jacquelin Maycumber, R-Republic, discusses the recent ruling that legalized possession of illicit drugs, and her concerns over what that means for local communities. Wash. House Republicans · 03-26-21 – RADIO:...

March 26, 2021

With COVID hospitalizations and positive tests trending downward, and vaccinations more readily available for those who want them and who qualify, it is only natural that we begin looking at the...

March 17, 2021

Rep. Jacquelin Maycumber, R-Republic, discusses her opposition to the proposed capital gains tax.

March 16, 2021

Rep. Jacquelin Maycumber, R-Republic, talks about her sponsored bill relating to small business loans, creating jobs in small towns, and rural economic development. Wash. House Republicans · 03-12-21 – RADIO: Capitol...

March 12, 2021

Rep. Jacquelin Maycumber, R-Republic, discusses the Washington State Supreme Court's decision to decriminalize drug possession, her opposition to legislation stemming from the “Defund the Police” movement that will make communities less...

March 5, 2021

I'm fighting to prevent tax increases on working families and small businesses. The majority party in both the House and Senate have introduced several bills this session to increase taxes. They...

Feb. 16, 2021

Special to The Newport Miner (published 2/3/21) The majority party in the House released their transportation budget recently, including a gas tax increase and several other fees.  If approved, Washington state...

Feb. 3, 2021