Washington

OLYMPIA, Wash. (Feb 15, 2018) –  On Tuesday, the Washington House overwhelmingly passed a bill that would improve the state’s asset forfeiture laws and set the stage to close a loophole that allows state and local police to circumvent more strict state forfeiture laws by passing cases off to the feds. Rep. Matt Shea (R-Spokane Valley)…

OLYMPIA, Wash. (Jan. 16, 2018) – A bill introduced in the Washington state House would limit the use of surveillance drones. The legislation would not only establish important privacy protections at the state level, it would also help thwart the federal surveillance state. A bipartisan coalition of nine representatives introduced House Bill 1102 (HB1102) last…

OLYMPIA, Wash. (Jan. 11, 2018) – 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 coalition of five representatives introduced House Bill 1193 (HB1193) last year and it was reintroduced…

OLYMPIA, Wash. (Aug. 15, 2017) – Last month, it became legal to grow industrial hemp in Washington, but due to state bureaucrats the industry will remain shackled by federal law. On July 23, House Bill 2064 (HB2064) went into effect. The law simply removed industrial hemp from the state’s controlled substances act. While marijuana is legal in…

OLYMPIA, Wash, (May 10, 2017) – Last week, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee signed a bill into law setting the foundation to nullify in practice some Food and Drug Administration (FDA) rules that deny access to experimental treatments by terminally ill patients. A bipartisan coalition of 13 senators sponsored Senate Bill 5035 (SB5035). The new law…

OLYMPIA, Wash. (May 5, 2017) – A bill recently signed by Washington Gov. Gov. Jay Inslee removed industrial hemp from the states controlled substance list, authorizing hemp production despite federal prohibition. But at least one state agency refuses to go down without a fight and essentially wants to help attorney general Jeff Sessions wage his…

OLYMPIA, Wash. (April 12, 2017) – Today, the Washington Senate unanimously passed a bill that would remove industrial hemp from the state’s “controlled substances” list. If signed by the governor, the law would set the stage for people in the Evergreen State to nullify federal prohibition of the plant in practice. Rep. Matt Shea (R-Spokane…

  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 […]