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After more than five hours of debate, a measure that would create an expensive new low-carbon fuel standard mandate in Washington passed the state House of Representatives, 52-46, with all Republicans...

Feb. 27, 2021

You've heard about the city dweller who was asked, “Where does your meat and food come from?” His reply: “From the grocery store.” In Eastern Washington, we know better. These days,...

Feb. 26, 2021

All five Republicans who serve on the House Environment and Energy Committee spoke out today against a bill that would kill jobs in Washington and could wipe out an entire industry....

Feb. 9, 2021

It's the beginning of the fourth week of the 2021 legislative session, which began Jan. 11. Due to COVID-19, most lawmakers are working remotely. Committee hearings and floor sessions are all...

Feb. 2, 2021

As Gov. Jay Inslee's COVID-19 state of emergency reaches the 10-month mark, Rep. Mary Dye, R-Pomeroy, says the balance of power in state government is suffering, and expresses concern that the...

Jan. 28, 2021

Rep. Mary Dye, R-Pomeroy, who serves as ranking Republican on the House Environment and Energy Committee, offers a different perspective on how to reduce atmospheric warming that doesn't punish Washingtonians with...

Jan. 27, 2021

A bill that would seek to reduce electrical and natural gas costs to all Washington consumers by 50% by the year 2030 was heard Friday in the House Environment and Energy...

Jan. 25, 2021

Rep. Mary Dye, R-Pomeroy, joins KONA Radio to discuss climate change efforts, supporting innovation in protecting the environment, and how legislators can help the ecosystem without raising taxes. The 9th District...

Jan. 20, 2021

Just as 2020 will always be remembered as the “COVID-19 year,” the 2021 legislative session already is being recalled as one in which nearly everything was done remotely, preventing the public...

Jan. 16, 2021

Thank you for giving me the opportunity to continue to serve the citizens of the 9th Legislative District. It's been a very difficult several months since I've been able to last...

Dec. 24, 2020