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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

The Spokane Association of Realtors presented Rep. Kevin Parker, R-Spokane, with their 2013 “Outstanding Citizen Award” at their annual awards luncheon yesterday.

May 10, 2013

Compromise passes on day 28 of the 30-day special session   House Bill 2123 passed off the House floor today on a vote of 69–26. Rep. Kevin Parker, R-Spokane, voted in...

May 23, 2011

6th District lawmaker’s measure now heads to the Senate for consideration   A bill sponsored by Rep. Kevin Parker that would support manufacturing and retail jobs in the state passed off the...

March 7, 2011

In 1993, voters approved Initiative 601 which set a limit on spending, and put strong limitations on tax and fee increases.  From 2005 through 2009, if I-601 had been followed, our...

Feb. 24, 2010

Constituent contacted Parker saying action by agency would ‘force us to lay off most of our staff’   In late January, Spokane resident Kurt Wood contacted Rep. Kevin Parker regarding a...

Feb. 4, 2010

  Rep. Kevin Parker, R-Spokane, released the following statement after Boeing announced it would purchase a fabrications and assembly plant in South Carolina: “This announcement definitely sends a strong signal to...

July 7, 2009