Legislature

AUDIO: House approves Walsh’s correctional officers’ uniforms bill WASHINGTON HOUSE REPUBLICANS RADIO FEED TRANSCRIPT Legislator: Rep. Maureen Walsh Date: Feb. 13, 2012 Topic: House approves Walsh correctional officers’ uniforms bill SUGGESTED LEAD: The House of Representatives approved a bill Saturday that would end the practice of having correctional officers’ uniforms made by prison inmates. John Sattgast reports from... Read More...
16th District lawmakers invite residents to town hall meetings Rep. Terry Nealey, R-Dayton, and Rep. Maureen Walsh, R-Walla Walla, invite constituents to attend three town halls the weekend of February 17 and 18. The representatives will be available to answer questions and discuss key issues of the 2012 legislative session such as the budget, agriculture, education, and public safety.... Read More...
AUDIO: 16th District lawmakers to hold town meetings WASHINGTON HOUSE REPUBLICANS RADIO FEED TRANSCRIPT Legislator: Rep. Terry Nealey and Rep. Maureen Walsh Date: Feb. 11, 2012 SUGGESTED LEAD: This coming weekend, Representatives Terry Nealey and Maureen Walsh will be returning from Olympia to hold town hall meetings throughout the 16th District and discuss issues, such as the budget,... Read More...
Rep. Walsh’s Legislative Update Dear Friends and Neighbors, We are now half-way through the 60-day session. Unfortunately, we still have not seen a budget proposal from the majority to balance the $1.5 billion shortfall. Though many other policy issues are moving through the Legislature, some very controversial, my focus this session is responsibly balancing... Read More...
AUDIO: Capitol Report with Rep. Maureen Walsh On this week’s Capitol Report, Rep. Maureen Walsh, R-College Place, discusses a new assessment program that would better determine if a child should be removed or left in his or her home with the parents. Time: 3:00 Listen now MP3 File # # # Read More...
AUDIO: Capitol Report with Rep. Maureen Walsh Rep. Maureen Walsh, R-College Place, discusses committee passage of her legislation that would allow the private sector to create and supply correctional officers’ uniforms on this week’s Capitol Report. Time: 3:00 Listen now MP3 File # # # Read More...
AUDIO: House committee approves Walsh’s uniform bill A measure that would allow correctional officers’ uniforms to be made by the private sector, rather than inmates, gained unanimous committee approval Friday. John Sattgast reports from Olympia. MP3 File Sattgast:  Representative Maureen Walsh, a Republican from Walla Walla, sponsored House Bill 2346 at the request of correctional officers, whose... Read More...
Rep. Walsh’s Update from Olympia Dear Friends and Neighbors, The 2012 legislative session began Jan. 9, and very little has been accomplished toward closing the remaining $1.5 billion shortfall. I will continue to support funding for our developmentally disabled citizens, critical access area hospitals and levy equalization for students. We had about 12 inches of... Read More...
Rep. Walsh’s Update from Olympia Dear Friends and Neighbors, The special session to address the nearly $2 billion budget shortfall adjourned Dec. 14 after adopting budget reductions of just $480 million. It is frustrating that very little was accomplished in 17 days; these non-controversial budget reductions could have taken place in just one day. I... Read More...