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Correctional uniforms and child welfare proposals become law   Today the governor signed three bills into law sponsored or co-sponsored by Rep. Maureen Walsh. House Bill 2346 would remove the state...

March 30, 2012

I want to thank all of you who attended Rep. Terry Nealey's and my town hall meetings in Pasco, Dayton and Walla Walla this past weekend. In total, we had 80-90...

Feb. 27, 2012

Rep. Terry Nealey, R-Dayton, and Rep. Maureen Walsh, R-Walla Walla, invite constituents to attend three town halls the weekend of February 17 and 18. The representatives will be available to answer...

Feb. 11, 2012

We are now half-way through the 60-day session. Unfortunately, we still have not seen a budget proposal from the majority to balance the $1.5 billion shortfall. Though many other policy issues...

Feb. 10, 2012

The 2012 legislative session began Jan. 9, and very little has been accomplished toward closing the remaining $1.5 billion shortfall. I will continue to support funding for our developmentally disabled citizens,...

Jan. 23, 2012

The special session to address the nearly $2 billion budget shortfall adjourned Dec. 14 after adopting budget reductions of just $480 million. It is frustrating that very little was accomplished in...

Dec. 21, 2011

It has been great being back home and seeing you at various community events this summer. We are writing to let you know about an important public meeting this week. As...

July 12, 2011

The special session adjourned Wednesday, May 25. We made some difficult decisions and now I am relieved to be home! $32.2 billion budget passed I'm disappointed with the final budget passed...

June 3, 2011

Kennewick High School sophomores Melissa Schmitz and Jacqueline Ines traveled to Olympia April 11-15 to serve as pages in the Washington State House of Representatives. They were sponsored by their 16th...

April 25, 2011

Students Kaitlin Mastin and Christina Swanson recently served as pages in the House of Representatives April 4-8. They were sponsored by 16th District Rep. Maureen Walsh. Kaitlin,14, is an 8th-grader at...

April 11, 2011