March 23, 2022

8th District lawmakers to host in-person town hall meeting in Richland on March 29

Eighth District lawmakers Rep. Brad Klippert and Rep. Matt Boehnke will host an in-person town hall meeting on Tuesday, March 29, at The Arc of Tri-Cities. During the meeting, the legislators will provide a recap of the 2022 legislative session and take questions from attendees. Details are as follows: Date: Tuesday, March 29, 2022Time: 7-8...
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March 04, 2022

House Democrats pass pickleball legislation, fail to pass emergency powers reform or meaningful tax relief

We just passed the final major deadline of this year’s 60-day legislative session, which is scheduled to adjourn next Thursday. Tonight marked the final opportunity for lawmakers in the House to pass bills that originated in the Senate, and vice-versa. The only bills exempted from this deadline are those deemed...
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February 11, 2022

Two of my bills approved by the House

Today marks the end of the fifth week of the 2022 legislative session. We have 27 days to go and a lot of things left to tackle. Before I get to legislative updates, however, I wanted to offer my deepest condolences to all who knew and loved Justin Krumbah. His...
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February 11, 2022

Boehnke ransomware protection bill unanimously approved by House

Last year, Washington businesses, agencies and other entities experienced more ransomware attacks than ever before. According to the Attorney General’s 2021 Data Breach Report, which was released in November, ransomware attacks accounted for 61% of all cyberattacks (150 of 245) and more than half of all data breaches (150 of...
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February 08, 2022

Rep. Boehnke joins KONA to discuss emergency powers and police reform

Rep. Matt Boehnke, R-Kennewick, joins KONA to provide an update on this year’s 60-day legislative session. Topics include bills he’s sponsored, the chances of emergency powers reform legislation being approved by the Legislature, and potential fixes to the disastrous police reform bills passed by the majority last year. Wash. House...
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February 03, 2022

House approves Boehnke workforce bill aimed at creating education and training opportunities in retail

With a 94-2 vote on Wednesday, the Washington State House of Representatives approved a bill sponsored by Rep. Matt Boehnke that seeks to increase education and training opportunities in the retail industry. House Bill 2019 would require the Workforce Training and Education Coordinating Board to work with statewide retail employer...
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January 31, 2022

Reminder: 8th District virtual town hall meeting tonight!

It’s hard to believe we’re already in the fourth week of the 2022 legislative session. We’ve seen some interesting developments so far, which I’m looking forward to discussing tonight during the virtual town hall meeting I’m hosting with Rep. Klippert and Sen. Brown. If you would like to join us,...
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January 28, 2022

Video: Rep. Matt Boehnke’s message on Data Privacy Day

In a recorded message commemorating Data Privacy Day, 8th District Rep. Matt Boehnke urges state agencies, industry leaders, and his fellow lawmakers to “work together to pass sound legislation that prioritizes the protection of our citizens.” Last year, data breaches skyrocketed 500% in Washington. “We must continue to educate and...
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January 27, 2022

8th District lawmakers to provide session update during Jan. 31 virtual town hall meeting

Eighth District lawmakers Sen. Sharon Brown, Rep. Brad Klippert and Rep. Matt Boehnke will host a virtual town hall meeting Monday, January 31, from 6-7:30 p.m. During the 90-minute event, the lawmakers will provide an update on the 2022 legislative session and take questions from attendees. Those who would like...
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January 26, 2022

Hearing set for Boehnke bill that would help state meet greenhouse gas reduction goals through technological innovation and incentives

Rep. Matt Boehnke, R-Kennewick, has introduced a bill that seeks to help Washington state achieve a net-zero greenhouse gas emissions future through technological innovation and research and development tax credits. Washington emits about 100 million tons of carbon dioxide per year. While the state has some low-carbon solutions to address...
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