March 27, 2020

Governor signs Boehnke bill to boost efforts of Washington State Historical Society

Governor Jay Inslee has signed a bill sponsored by Rep. Matt Boehnke designed to help the Washington State Historical Society (Historical Society) carry out its mission. It’s Boehnke’s first bill to be signed into law. House Bill 2837 gives explicit authority to the Historical Society to make operating grants to...
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March 20, 2020

We’re all in this fight together; important information and resources on COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

During this incredibly challenging time for our state, country and world, it is incumbent on all of us to support one another and work together to stop the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus). This virus has done a lot of damage, both to people’s health and financial well-being, but I have...
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March 09, 2020

Majority party rejects House Republican efforts to provide tax relief for Washington families

We're now in the final week of this year's 60-day legislative session, but before I get to policy updates, I first wanted to extend my thanks to everyone who attended our town hall meeting in Richland last month. My top priority is to represent you and your family well, so...
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March 06, 2020

Boehnke sponsors three local high school students as House pages

During this year’s 60-day legislative session, Rep. Matt Boehnke has sponsored three local high school students as pages in the Washington State House of Representatives. Zoe Pfeifer attends Delta High School. Her interests include playing tennis, attending medical camps, and serving in her local church. “Zoe was a great addition...
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February 20, 2020

Reminder: Town hall meeting Saturday morning in Richland

I wanted to send a quick reminder that I’ll be holding a town hall meeting with Sen. Sharon Brown and Rep. Brad Klippert on Saturday morning in Richland. The three of us will be providing a brief update on this year’s 60-day session, and then opening it up for your...
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February 19, 2020

House approves Boehnke’s first bill, which seeks to develop the new space economy in Washington

With a 93-5 vote Tuesday, the state House approved a bill sponsored by Rep. Matt Boehnke aimed at fostering economic growth by supporting emerging businesses in the new space economy. While the old space economy relied exclusively on federal dollars flowing through NASA and the Department of Defense, the new...
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February 17, 2020

8th District lawmakers to host town hall meeting in Richland on Feb. 22

Eighth District lawmakers Sen. Sharon Brown, Rep. Brad Klippert, and Rep. Matt Boehnke will host a town hall meeting on Saturday, Feb. 22, at the Richland Community Center. During the meeting, the legislators will provide an update on the 2020 legislative session and take questions from attendees. Details are as...
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February 14, 2020

Working to create more transparency and accountability; upcoming town hall meeting on Feb. 22

On Saturday, Feb. 22, from 10-11:30 a.m., I will be hosting a town hall meeting with Sen. Sharon Brown and Rep. Brad Klippert at the Richland Community Center (500 Amon Park Drive). The three of us will provide a brief update on this year’s 60-day session and then take your...
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February 12, 2020

Two bills sponsored by Rep. Matt Boehnke approved by House committees

Two bills sponsored by Rep. Matt Boehnke, R-Kennewick, have been approved by the House committees tasked with reviewing them. House Bill 2593 would build on existing efforts to improve state agency accountability and performance by extending the following requirements through the year 2028: State agencies that issue permits must track...
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January 30, 2020

Tri-Cities Day here at the Capitol

Every year, the six organizations that make up the Tri-Cities Legislative Council (Tri-City Regional Chamber, Tri-City Industrial Development Council, Visit Tri-Cities, Pasco Chamber, Tri-Cities Hispanic Chamber, and the West Richland Chamber of Commerce) travel to Olympia to meet with lawmakers from the 8th, 9th, 15th and 16th districts. While today...
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