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Rep. Larry Haler has spent the last 14 years in the state House. He looks back at his time with gratitude and humility.

March 8, 2018

Rep. Larry Haler, R-Richland, joins KONA radio and discusses his concerns about the Hanford Site and his proposed legislation that would make Hanford workers eligible for certain occupational disease complaints and...

Feb. 19, 2018

Please join Rep. Brad Klippert and me at our 8th legislative district town hall meeting this Saturday, Feb. 17 from 9:00 a.m. to noon at the ARC of Tri Cities, 1455 Fowler...

Feb. 14, 2018

Rep. Larry Haler gives an update on the operating, transportation and capital budgets.  He also discusses his legislation that awaits the governor’s signature.

April 13, 2017

Operating budget proposals from House Democrats and the Senate Majority Coalition Caucus have been released and budget negotiations are ongoing.  For more information, including comparisons of the two dueling budget proposals,...

April 11, 2017

March 29, 2017

While there is no such thing as a perfect budget, I feel this one lives within our means, is sustainable, does not rely on new or increased taxes, and prioritizes education.

March 14, 2014

The 2013-15 capital budget represents $3.61 billion in total spending, including $780 million for education-related projects, and issues $1.92 billion in bonds. Important projects in the 8th District are supported by...

July 3, 2013

As Legislature head to special session, Haler challenges governor to stick to his ‘no new taxes’ promise

April 29, 2013

‘Without the taxpayer protections, I fear the majority party in the House is prepared to have a field day,’ says Haler The Washington State Supreme Court today ruled against the voter-approved...

March 1, 2013