— News By Subject —
Budget & Taxes


Rep. Mark Hargrove, R-Covington, discusses the education funding proposals on the table this session, and also talks about his new role on the House Rules Committee.

Feb. 7, 2017

It's an honor to serve you in the state House, bringing your priorities to the forefront. As we begin the fourth week of the 2017 legislative session, I want to provide...

Jan. 30, 2017

Rep. Mark Hargrove, R-Covington, discusses what 47th District residents should expect to see in this 105-day session, as well as his personal goals for the session.

Jan. 24, 2017

Although another special session was necessary, our fourth in the past two years, I am pleased the Legislature passed strong supplemental operating, capital and transportation budgets before adjourning last Tuesday. The...

April 7, 2016

For much of this session, I was optimistic we would finish our work on time and avoid yet another special session. As we inched closer and closer to the March 10...

March 18, 2016

The 2016 legislative session is under way, and things are already moving quickly. This is a supplemental budget year, which means our task is addressing emergency appropriations and other small adjustments...

Jan. 25, 2016

On June 29, the Washington State House and Senate passed a bipartisan 2015-17 operating budget. Rep. Mark Hargrove, R-Covington, voted in favor of the spending plan and released the following statement.

June 30, 2015

The state Supreme Court today issued its long-awaited ruling on the lawsuit challenging the two-thirds vote requirement for the Legislature to pass tax increases, which was put in place by voters...

Feb. 28, 2013

Rep. Mark Hargrove, R-Covington, expressed disappointment in today’s court ruling that deemed Initiative 1053, which put in place the requirement for a supermajority vote by the Legislature or a vote of...

May 30, 2012

After 25 days of the 30-day special session, the House majority party passed their version of a supplemental state operating budget, which was almost identical to the budget they passed at...

April 6, 2012