Rep. John Koster's Email Updates


How we fund K-12 education is the main issue separating the two majority parties in the House and Senate and the reason the Legislature is now in a second special session. I share the...

May 31, 2017

There seems to be no end to the ideas state government comes up with to take your hard-earned money. Two years ago, the Legislature adopted an 11.9 cent gas tax hike...

May 2, 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

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

Just a little over a month ago, I sent you a “Gun Rights Update” co-authored with my seatmate, Rep. Dan Kristiansen. Now that the committee and floor cutoffs for House bills have...

March 9, 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

Just a quick reminder that we are holding a telephone town hall meeting tonight (Tuesday, Feb. 21) for citizens throughout the 39th District to discuss issues with us and get an...

Feb. 21, 2017

A frank discussion about potential impacts of a Washington State Supreme Court decision on water rights There is another big state Supreme Court ruling that has not captured the front page...

Feb. 13, 2017

Here’s a quick flash alert from Rep. John Koster. . . Important business and employer bills are coming up for a hearing. Click on the links below for more information. (Committee times/locations...

Feb. 10, 2017

Here’s a quick flash alert from Rep. John Koster. . . . Important personal liberties bills are coming up for a hearing. Click on the links below for more information. . House...

Feb. 10, 2017