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Rep. Matt Manweller has been elected chair of the Select Committee on Pension Policy (SCPP). Manweller, who has been a member of the SCPP since 2013, chaired his first meeting on Tuesday. “As a member of...

Sept. 20, 2017

The Legislature adjourned earlier this month after a record 193 days in session. While we still have some unfinished business – a solution for the Hirst state Supreme Court decision and...

Aug. 1, 2017

With support from Rep. Matt Manweller, R-Ellensburg, the House passes a $6 billion K-12 education funding package to satisfy McCleary and offer state-wide property tax reforms.

June 30, 2017

Gov. Jay Inslee has signed Rep. Matt Manweller's pension policy legislation protecting public hospital districts from substantive costs. It also means a change in pension for some emergency medical technicians (EMTs). Manweller says House...

May 16, 2017

The Legislature is now in special session as the House and Senate have been unable to reach an agreement on a McCleary education-funding solution and a final operating budget spending plan. Republicans and Democrats have two...

April 25, 2017

A capital budget spending plan passed by the Washington State House of Representatives last week includes $17,000 in funding for a replacement well at the Olmstead-Smith Historical Gardens. Rep. Matt Manweller was...

April 18, 2017

Former 13th District Senator Harold Hochstatter used to say, “The issue isn't the issue; who decides the issue is the issue.” Right now, that is never more relevant than when talking...

April 14, 2017

Rep. Matt Manweller, R-Ellensburg, shares information on the amendments he offered to the budget. Manweller also has made it his goal to return back filled money to Central Washington University, and...

April 11, 2017

The Washington State House of Representatives unveiled its capital budget proposal this week which includes $515,000 for the Historic Cemetery Grant Program. Rep. Matt Manweller does not serve on the House Capital Budget...

April 6, 2017

Rep. Matt Manweller, R-Ellensburg, highlights some of the taxes included in the democratic budget proposal that make up the $8 billion tax increase it will initiate if passed. Manweller addresses the...

April 4, 2017