Washington

  The Conservative Review, a top conservative publication from Mark Levin and associate editors, published their most recent installment of the Liberty Index.  Oklahoma’s 1st District Congressman, Jim Bridenstine, once again received especially high honors for his principled leadership and advocacy for Liberty and conservatism. Bridenstine was overall the 12th highest ranked defender of liberty, as scored by the publication. Bridenstine’s 97% rating places him 6th in the nati […]

OLYMPIA, Wash. (Feb. 13, 2017) – A bill introduced in the Washington state House would remove industrial hemp from the state’s “controlled substances” list, setting the stage for the people there to nullify federal prohibition on the plant in practice. A bipartisan coalition of representatives introduced House Bill 2064 (HB2064) on Feb. 9. The legislation…

OLYMPIA, Wash. (Jan. 20, 2017) – A bill introduced in the Washington state Senate would prohibit the state from assisting the federal government with indefinite detention without due process under provisions of the National Defense Authorization Act of 2012 (NDAA) or any other federal acts purporting to authorize such powers. Sen. Bob Hasegawa (D-Seattle), along…

OLYMPIA, Wash. (Jan. 17, 2017) – A bill introduced in the Washington state House would end state cooperation with warrantless federal spying. Passage of the legislation would not only help protect privacy in Washington, it would help hinder unconstitutional federal surveillance. A bipartisan coalition of five representatives introduced House Bill 1193 (HB1193) on Jan. 13. Titled…

OLYMPIA, Wash. (Dec. 22, 2016) – A bill filed in the Washington House for the 2017 legislative session would reform the state’s asset forfeiture laws by prohibiting the state from taking property without a criminal conviction. But a loophole in the legislation would allow law enforcement to work with the feds to skirt the more stringent state law.…

Some state legislators in the Washington House are calling for the state to split and create a new breakaway state utilizing the process outlined in Article IV of the Constitution. Introduced by Rep. Matt Shea (R-Spokane Valley) and  Rep. Bob McCaslin (R-Spokane Valley), House Joint Memorial 4000 (HJM4000) petitions Congress to create a 51st state…