Rep. Christopher Hurst

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Hurst: New construction budget is a big win for 31st District

June 30, 2015

Rep. Christopher Hurst

Legislative news from Rep. Christopher Hurst, ID-Enumclaw (31st Legislative District) June 30, 2015 House passes $3.9 billion construction budget, funds local projects OLYMPIA – Rep. Christopher Hurst (ID-Enumclaw) said the state’s new $3.9 billion construction budget is the best for the 31st District in years. “These projects will help our communities and provide construction jobs for local companies and workers,” Hurst said. “This construction budget makes major investments in our infrastructure and our future. It puts people to work today, … Continue reading

House Passes Sweeping Improvements to State Recreational Marijuana System

June 26, 2015

Rep. Chris Hurst

OLYMPIA – Since voters approved limited use of marijuana for health reasons in 1998, Washington has worked to create an adequate system to handle medical use of the drug. By approving recreational use of marijuana with Initiative 502, the state created two competing markets: a regulated recreational market catering to the general populace and the unregulated medical marijuana market, which was overrun by bad actors and abuse of the intent of medical marijuana law. During the regular session, the Legislature … Continue reading

Lawmakers: don’t dump sex offenders in Pierce County

February 3, 2015

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Lawmakers: don’t dump sex offenders in Pierce County

OLYMPIA – Legislation sponsored by Democrats and Republicans would change how the state handles the release of sex offenders back into the community. “For too long, Pierce County has been the convenient place for the state to release sex offenders,” said Rep. Christine Kilduff (D-University Place), author of the Fair Share Act (House Bill 1668) and a former civil prosecutor. “As the mother of two daughters, I sympathize with families worried about our county being the top destination for so … Continue reading

Podcast: Rep. Christopher Hurst talks about the demand to stop liquor-shoplifting

January 16, 2014

Rep. Christopher Hurst

Rep. Christopher Hurst on reducing liquor-shoplifting from Washington stores

Stiffer penalties for drunk drivers approved by governor

March 29, 2012

Rep. Chris Hurst

OLYMPIA — The penalties for driving drunk in Washington just got tougher now that Gov. Chris Gregoire has signed House Bill 2216 into law. The measure, sponsored by Representative Christopher Hurst (D-Enumclaw), ensures justice for families and friends who lose a loved one to a drunk driver. Rep. Hurst, a veteran police detective, introduced the bill after witnessing immeasurable suffering and carnage around drunk driving accidents time and time again throughout his 25 year career. “A vehicle operated under the … Continue reading

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