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While I cannot defend the process or the time it took to pass the operating budget, I can stand behind the final outcome. We passed a truly bipartisan budget that Washingtonians...

June 30, 2015

While final details have not yet been worked out, one thing is certain: Schools and teachers will emerge as the winners in the final budget plan.

May 19, 2015

Reps. Terry Nealey and Maureen Walsh opened their Walla Walla district office Wednesday, April 29.

April 29, 2015

I wish I had better news to share with you. State lawmakers were supposed to finish their work on April 26 and conclude the 2015 legislative session. Instead, the Legislature adjourned two days early...

April 27, 2015

Rep. Terry Nealey, R-Dayton, and Rep. Maureen Walsh, R-Walla Walla, co-sponsored a House resolution honoring the city of Waitsburg's 150th anniversary. The resolution was adopted by the full House April 6.

April 16, 2015

Rep. Terry Nealey, R-Dayton, who is a former Columbia County prosecutor, opposed legalization of recreational marijuana when it was approved by the voters in 2013. Now that the law has been...

April 15, 2015

We expect transparency in our government. Our state's Public Records Act (PRA) is an important tool to ensure this expectation is met and public officials are held accountable for their actions....

April 14, 2015

It's day 82 of the 105-day session and the Legislature is concluding a busy week. The major developments the last five days were the House and Senate putting forward their respective 2015-17 operating...

April 4, 2015

Rep. Terry Nealey and Rep. Maureen Walsh will host a telephone town hall for 16th District residents April 7. The hour-long community conversation begins at 6 p.m., and the dial-in number...

April 3, 2015

Rep. Terry Nealey, R-Dayton, talks about the recently unveiled House Democratic operating budget proposal and his concerns that it relies on tax increases, including a capital gains tax, to pay for...

March 31, 2015