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I want to thank those of you who have contacted my office to express your thoughts and opinions on current issues and legislation in Olympia.  Your input and the interaction we have...

Jan. 26, 2018

Legislation designed to ensure higher education students get the training and skills they need to enter the local workforce was signed into law this week by Governor Jay Inslee. House Bill...

April 18, 2017

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

March 15, 2017

The 2017 legislative session is in full swing as lawmakers debate issues that will impact you, your family and our communities for years to come. Legislators will come up with a...

Feb. 10, 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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 6, 2013 CONTACT: Brendon Wold, Deputy Communications Director – (360) 786-7698 Rep. Larry Haler’s work on higher education continues with his appointment to the Western Interstate Commission...

Sept. 6, 2013

On Wednesday, Sept. 22, members of the Washington State House Higher Education Committee are being invited to the Washington State University Tri-Cities campus in Richland to witness firsthand the many local...

Sept. 15, 2011

Rep. Larry Haler, R-Richland, has been appointed to serve on the Steering Committee on Higher Education, an advisory committee that will give recommendations to the newly established Council for Higher Education....

July 22, 2011

‘I am a huge supporter and champion for higher learning.  We’re going to have to change our expectations and our processes in order to meet the state’s new economic realities however,’...

March 11, 2011