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Rep. John Koster, R-Arlington, is on KXL with Lars Larson addressing the Hirst decision and its impact in his district. A number of issues are discussed pertaining to the Hirst decision...

April 19, 2017

At a press conference April 6, Gov. Jay Inslee made some disturbing comments against the concerns of rural Washington, reflected in this Capital Press article. Apparently, the governor could care less...

April 18, 2017

Rep. John Koster, R-Arlington, tells how a state Supreme Court decision affecting the ability to drill wells will not only halt rural development, but result in a tax shift that could...

April 14, 2017

If you own undeveloped rural property or you are an urban property owner with access to water, a Washington State Supreme Court ruling is going to cost you money — lots of it...

April 14, 2017

Rep. John Koster, R-Arlington, answers some tough questions regarding the budget and finalizing negotiations on KSER with Ed Bremer. Koster also discusses the Hirst decision, and his concern about how this...

April 12, 2017

Rep. John Koster, R-Arlington, explains water issues affecting the people within the 39th District. Koster uses a number of examples such as property taxes, to illustrate the seriousness of the Hirst...

April 6, 2017

Rep. John Koster, R-Arlington, addresses his concerns with the Hirst decision, a Supreme Court ruling preventing the use of exempt wells in Washignton. Koster shares insight on Senate Bill 5239, a...

April 6, 2017

A bill that would expedite tax reassessments of properties adversely affected by court rulings that restrict water usage was introduced in the House of Representatives this week by Rep. John Koster, R-Arlington,...

March 30, 2017

I am working with Rep. Jacquelin Maycumber, R-Republic, to draft landmark legislation that would expedite new assessments on properties impacted by the Hirst decision. You can read the details below. Democratic leaders...

March 29, 2017

Tonight at midnight will be the halfway point of the scheduled 105-day session. We are making progress on major issues facing our state: Fixes for McCleary and Hirst Competing education plans...

March 1, 2017