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The Legislature adjourned the 60-day legislative session on time this year, the first time since 2014. Like any session there was some good, bad and ugly in Olympia this year.

March 23, 2018

Rep. Matt Manweller, R-Ellensburg, talks about various end-of-session goals surrounding school safety, local projects in the 13th District and teacher pay increases. Manweller explains his opposition to proposed Democratic taxes and...

March 2, 2018

A capital budget spending plan passed by the Washington State House of Representatives on Tuesday night includes funding for the Ellensburg rodeo project and Roslyn Community and Cultural Center. Rep. Matt Manweller was...

Feb. 28, 2018

Rep. Matt Manweller, R – Ellensburg, provides an update of school safety bill that also respects 2nd amendment rights, discusses a union bill that allows labor unions to automatically take dues...

Feb. 23, 2018

Rep. Matt Manweller's legislative session update touches on school safety, wildfire legislation, CTE bill passes and legislation requiring union dues.

Feb. 20, 2018

Shortly after I sent my last update, the Legislature passed critical legislation to address the state Supreme Court’s Hirst decision. With the Hirst agreement we were able to pass the capital budget which includes...

Feb. 2, 2018

Rep. Matt Manweller, R-Ellensburg, celebrates the legislation restoring well water access and providing relief from the Hirst court ruling, talks about capital budget projects coming to the 13th District and discusses...

Jan. 26, 2018

Last Thursday night, the Washington State Legislature reached an agreement and passed legislation to address the state Supreme Court Hirst decision that impacted water law and property rights across the state. With the...

Jan. 24, 2018

Rep. Matt Manweller, R-Ellensburg, details a school safety bill he is reintroducing this year, reacts to Gov. Jay Inslee’s State of the State Address and discusses his proposal to prevent catastrophic...

Jan. 19, 2018

We are a couple weeks into the 2018 legislative session. In this legislative update I want to provide you some of the legislation I am working on. I also want to share...

Jan. 18, 2018