February 23, 2024

Boehnke to speak at WEDA conference

OLYMPIA… Senator Matt Boehnke, R-Kennewick, will be a featured panelist at the Washington Economic Development Association’s 2024 Winter Conference this February 28-29. The conference, “ADAPT & IMPACT: Economic Development in a Rapidly Transforming World,” will be held in the Norman Worthington Conference Center at Saint Martin’s University, located at 5300...
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February 23, 2024

Boehnke secures $300,000 in capital budget

OLYMPIA… Washington State Senator Matt Boehnke, R-Kennewick, has helped secure $300,000 in the state capital budget for the 8th legislative district, which includes Benton and Franklin Counties. Sen. Boehnke’s capital budget requests were $240,000 from the 2025 local and community projects funding for the Port of Benton Inland that will...
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February 23, 2024

The latest on six initiatives to the Legislature | AUDIO

Are you wondering about what’s going on with the six initiatives to the state Legislature? Tracy Ellis and a state Senator have some answers. #waleg LISTEN HERE
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February 14, 2024

Property-tax increase bill dies, Boehnke praises Republican leaders

On Feb. 8, 2024, members of the Republican caucus, homeowners, and small business owners held a press conference to inform the public about Senate Bill 5770, a bill that would have significantly raised property taxes. One day later, on Feb. 9, it was announced that Democrats have ditched the bill repealing...
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February 09, 2024

Sen. Matt Boehnke on KONA Radio in the Tri Cities

Sen Matt Boehnke on KONA Radio talking about his legislation that would make trespassing on a school bus a felony, the initiatives to the legislature, a measure that would triple the allowable property tax growth rate, and more. #waleg LISTEN HERE
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February 09, 2024

Charting a Sustainable Energy Future

As Washington stands at a pivotal moment in shaping its energy future, it becomes increasingly clear that adopting sensible, forward-thinking solutions is crucial for a reliable, cost-effective, and environmentally sound power grid. It’s time for our state to embrace energy policies that genuinely prioritize the well-being of its residents. The...
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January 15, 2024

8th District lawmakers to host virtual town hall Feb. 17

– In a combined effort to support open communication and more community engagement, three 8th District lawmakers are hosting a virtual town hall on Saturday, Feb. 17, at 2 p.m. Washington State Senator Matt Boehnke (R), State Representative Stephanie Barnard (R), and State Rep. April Connors (R), all three representing...
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January 15, 2024

Boehnke introduces SB 5957 addressing A.I.

Olympia, Wash. – In the rapidly advancing world of artificial intelligence (A.I.), distinguishing between what is genuinely original and what is the product of AI is becoming increasingly challenging. This scenario echoes the transformative early phase of the internet, where technological advancements necessitated legal evolution. Understanding this critical juncture, Senator...
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January 12, 2024

SRC On Air: Sen. Matt Boehnke on KONA Radio in the Tri Cities

SRC On Air: Sen. Matt Boehnke on KONA Radio’s The Bottom Line talking about artificial intelligence and wind turbine permitting as it relates to fighting wildfires from the air. #waleg LISTEN: https://ow.ly/bUYI50QqcWp  
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January 11, 2024

Sen. Matt Boehnke and Rep. Stephanie Barnard sponsor legislation to enhance wildfire protection amidst utility-scale wind turbines

To address concerns surrounding the impact of utility-scale wind turbines on wildfire safety, Sen. Matt Boehnke and Rep. Stephanie Barnard have introduced House Bill 2117, accompanied by its companion legislation, Senate Bill 6188. This legislation aims to improve the permitting process for utility-scale wind turbines ― mitigating their effect on...
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