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At a noon press conference in the state Capitol building today, House Republicans introduced the Legislature's first complete supplemental budget proposal for the 2012 session. Rep. Larry Haler, R-Richland, and member...

Feb. 17, 2012

Hour-long, district-wide call allows constituents to participate, ask their legislators questions from home Rep. Larry Haler, Rep. Brad Klippert and Sen. Jerome Delvin invite constituents in the 8th Legislative District to...

Feb. 14, 2012

Legislation would comply with recent court decision by establishing a separate education budget that would be the first budget passed by the Legislature each year   The House Education Appropriations and...

Jan. 31, 2012

The Washington State House of Representatives today passed a partial solution to the state's looming $2 billion budget shortfall.  The early action items total about $480 million and include fund transfers,...

Dec. 14, 2011

Rep. Larry Haler, R-Richland, will host two district “coffees” with constituents in November. Haler, who serves on the budget-writing House Ways and Means Committee and is the ranking Republican on the...

Nov. 3, 2011

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

'This is a time for me to listen. I want to hear ideas from local business owners on how we can get Washington working again,' says Haler   Rep. Larry Haler,...

Aug. 5, 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

Despite knowing about the state's multibillion budget shortfall since last November, the majority party in the Legislature failed to come to an agreement on a sustainable, balanced state budget.  As a...

April 21, 2011

In a late night House Ways and Means Committee hearing, a budget plan proposed by House Democrats passed by a vote along party lines, 16-11.  The budget proposal fills the state's...

April 7, 2011