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The Washington State House of Representatives passed a capital budget today that includes around $94 million in various projects for Spokane County, including a popular project near Fairchild Air Force Base...

April 3, 2015

Washington State House Democrats released their 2015-17 operating budget proposal today, which includes nearly $1.5 billion in new and increased taxes. Rep. Kevin Parker, R-Spokane and assistant ranking Republican on the...

March 27, 2015

"I'm pleased that both parties were able to come together and work on a spending plan that improves upon what the governor proposed," says Chandler

Jan. 29, 2015

  Today Gov. Christine Gregoire announced she would call the Legislature into a 30-day special session beginning Nov. 28. Rep. Kevin Parker, R-Spokane, agrees with the need for a special session...

Sept. 22, 2011

Rep. Kevin Parker, R-Spokane, sat down with Steve Mumm of Comcast Newsmakers on Feb. 15 to discuss the economy and unemployment. To view the YouTube video, please click on the picture...

March 1, 2011

6th District lawmaker votes against legislation today, for alternative solution on Jan. 24 The current two-year state operating budget, which runs through June 30, is facing a $600 million shortfall. Engrossed...

Feb. 18, 2011

6th District lawmaker votes for alternative solution that would preserve more education funding   The state operating budget is facing nearly a $600 million shortfall for the two-year cycle that runs...

Jan. 24, 2011

Legislature concludes one-day special session to address $1.1 billion budget shortfall “This is the first in a line of difficult budget decisions for state lawmakers, but I’m confident the decisions made...

Dec. 11, 2010

Spokane employers will leave this state for Idaho, which has laid out the welcome mat, Parker says   Rep. Kevin Parker early Tuesday morning voted against a $893 million tax increase...

March 9, 2010

‘I am disheartened by seeing a budget which lacks long-term vision for our state,’ Parker says   The House of Representatives today passed a $31 billion supplemental operating budget to balance...

March 6, 2010