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'This initiative was not created in the waters of prosperity for times of ease, but was developed as a dam in the rapids ahead,' Parker says   The House of Representatives...

Feb. 18, 2010

  The House of Representatives today passed a bill concerning local tax provisions for cities and counties. House Bill 3179 would change authorization and provisions for local taxes. Rep. Kevin Parker,...

Feb. 16, 2010

Sixth District lawmaker says “This budgeting approach is not efficient, nor is it sustainable”   Rep. Kevin Parker, R-Spokane, released this statement following the governor's budget proposal: “There are currently more...

Dec. 9, 2009

  Rep. Kevin Parker, R-Spokane, today released this statement following news that state revenue is expected to drop $482 million from previous estimates. “These numbers could indicate that the plight of...

June 18, 2009

Rep. Kevin Parker, R-Spokane, released this statement regarding the majority party's budget proposal today: “I appreciate that this is a no-new-taxes budget. Hard-working families and employers deserve to have a government...

April 1, 2009

The House of Representatives last night approved a measure co-sponsored by Rep. Kevin Parker, R-Spokane, to encourage film production within Washington state. House Bill 2042 would increase allowed funding assistance by...

March 11, 2009