How to Tell What Bills are Being Heard on the Floor

How do you know what bills will be brought up for a vote? I was asked that question yesterday, so I thought now was a good time to discuss that issue. It’s not easy – it’s complicated. Surprise!! Each bill goes through a process to get passed. I’ll name each step and...

How to Sign up to Testify in Olympia

Bills are flying through the legislative process quickly this year. A lot of BAD bills! Please consider testifying either in support of or against the bills that you care deeply about. Here is a sheet that will tell you a lot about how to be a part of the process -...

Why the Majority in the Legislature is Important!

I’m a Second Amendment supporter and this morning I saw a question posed to those of us are 2A supporters. Why are we always on defense when it comes to protecting our rights?!? (warning: long post, but if you want the important stuff, please read the last three...

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Opinion Corner

Below are the most recent opinion piece articles by Lewis County Republicans.

Write in Joshua Freed for Lt. Governor!

In our state, we have the top two primary system. That means that it is possible that when the primary is over, you do not have a Republican and Democrat candidate (which is what a primary is for), but instead, you have two people from the same party. The primary for...

Ballots are out – Need More Information?

Ballots are coming out all over the state - either they've already been sent or will be sent out in the next few days. So you should get your ballot by the 16th or so. Need a new ballot? Have you moved recently? Need to know where to take that ballot, if you don't...

About the Advisory Votes on your Ballot

Advisory votes are just opinion polls. The results do not legally do anything. Even if every voter in the entire state voted against them, the law would still stand. I my opinion, you should just vote “repealed” on all of them. While they have no force of law at all,...

Trump signs are in!

Trump signs are in! We have them available in three sizes. The signs are navy blue background with white letters. You can find a photo on Trump's campaign website. We have a lot of the smaller signs but just a few of the larger ones. We are asking for donations to...

Update from Olympia 2-24-2020

Last Wednesday was a very important cutoff date that killed a lot of bills. Many were very good bills, but some that were terrible were killed as well. There are also some of both still alive. I mainly focus on the bad bills in my newsletters, because my emails are...

Update from Olympia 2-15-2020

Before I get started on the update on my previous list of bills, there are a few new bills I’ve added to the list along with a new heading Usurping Parental Authority. There is time to stop some of these bills. You can find more info about how to influence Olympia...

Bills to Watch For – Week of 2-10-2020

Before I get started on the list of bills, there are three things you need to know up front. Friday was the cutoff for all policy bills to get out of committee in their “house of origin”. That means that senate bills had to have executive action to be moved to the...

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