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After many months of intense negotiations, the Legislature finally passed a bill late last week to fix the state Supreme Court's disastrous Hirst decision.

Jan. 23, 2018

Rep. Mark Hargrove, R-Covington, provides his thoughts on what his constituents should expect to see in the Legislature now that Democrats are in the majority in both chambers.

Jan. 16, 2018

After 193 days and three special sessions, the 2017 legislative session finally came to a close last Thursday. While we were able to pass an operating budget and a transportation budget,...

July 28, 2017

In what seemingly has become the norm, budget negotiators were unable to come to an agreement on the 2017-19 operating budget before the end of the regular session. As a result,...

April 26, 2017

In his latest legislative video update, Rep. Hargrove discusses the many ways in which bills can progress during session.

April 26, 2017

Reps. Mark Hargrove and Matt Shea say it's time to put your safety at the forefront and bring our state into full compliance with the REAL ID Act.

April 13, 2017

We’re entering the final stretch of the 2017 legislative session. While we’re scheduled to adjourn next Sunday, April 23, there are still many items left on our to-do list. Not only...

April 11, 2017

While bills continue to be heard in House and Senate committees, operating budgets from the Senate Majority Coalition Caucus (MCC) and House Democrats are now on the table.

March 28, 2017

The shooting of Deep Rai, a Sikh man who lives in Kent, was a shock to all of us who respect and value human life. I'm appalled whenever someone commits a...

March 10, 2017

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