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Rep. Van De Wege proposes tax credit for composite manufacturing businesses

January 29, 2015

Rep. Kevin Van De Wege

OLYMPIA—State Rep. Kevin Van De Wege (D-Sequim) announced today new legislation that gives a tax credit to new businesses in the Composite Manufacturing sector. HB 1764 provides for a 60 percent reduction of the standard Business and Operating Taxfor manufacturers and processors of carbon fiber, carbon fiber composites, or carbon fiber products. The measure would expire in 2020 unless extended by the Legislature. “The composite manufacturing sector is rapidly expanding in Washington, bringing good, family wage jobs to the 24th Legislative … Continue reading

Legislative Page Nicole Anders

January 23, 2015

Rep. Kevin Van De Wege

OLYMPIA — Nicole Anders, a student at Sequim High School, served as a page this week in the Washington State House of Representatives. Sponsored by state Rep. Kevin Van De Wege (D-Sequim), Nicole is the daughter of Shauna and Steve Anders of Sequim. Nicole took care of a variety of responsibilities in her work as a page. Nicole plays softball at Sequim High and is considering pursuing a career in Business Management after she graduates. (Links to print-quality photos below. … Continue reading

Rep. Van De Wege Introduces Legislation to Outlaw “Ticket Bots”

January 23, 2015

Rep. Kevin Van De Wege

Scalpers who use software to drive up ticket prices could face penalties under Consumer Protection Act OLYMPIA—State Representative Kevin Van De Wege, D-Sequim, announced today that his proposed legislation, House Bill 1091, has been scheduled to be voted on in the Technology & Economic Development Committee next week. Voting to recommend the legislation forward is the next step in the process. “Just like we see Wall Street abusing computer software to drive up the sale of stock, there are companies … Continue reading

Rep. Kevin Van De Wege Proposes Stronger Penalty Options for Public Disclosure Commission

January 16, 2015

Rep. Kevin Van De Wege

Legislation would recommend felony prosecution for egregious violations of campaign finance laws OLYMPIA—Rep. Kevin Van De Wege (D-Sequim) announced today legislation that would give the Public Disclosure Commission (PDC) the option to recommend felony charges when it deals with egregious violations of campaign finance laws. Currently, the PDC is limited to fining donors who purposefully and willfully circumvent laws designed to make contributions transparent. This proposal would require the PDC to refer violations to the state attorney general for criminal … Continue reading

House Democrats select leaders for 2015-16

November 18, 2014

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House Democrats select leaders for 2015-16

The House Democratic Caucus met in Olympia today and selected a number of leaders for the next Legislature. Frank Chopp (Seattle): House Speaker-designate Pat Sullivan (Covington): Majority Leader Eric Pettigrew (Seattle): Majority Caucus Chair Kevin Van De Wege (Sequim): Majority Whip Kris Lytton (Anacortes): Majority Floor Leader The remaining members of the HDC Leadership team, including the Speaker pro tem-designate, will be elected at a future date. The Speaker-designate and Speaker pro tem-designate must be elected by the entire House … Continue reading

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Rep Kevin Van De Wege and Rep Steve Tharinger talks with kids from Blue Heron Middle School
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