Drew Stokesbary

Inslee axes special education study, drawing bipartisan rebuke

BY: - May 19, 2023

As the state prepares to boost funding for special education by $400 million in the next two years, the governor has angered lawmakers in both parties by nixing a study to see if students are receiving the services they are entitled to. Lawmakers wanted a performance audit of Washington’s system of providing special education to […]

As overtime looms in Olympia, deal on drug possession law proves elusive

BY: - May 9, 2023

State lawmakers are gearing up for a special session next week with one purpose: setting a new course for how illegal drug possession is handled in Washington. This overtime period, the first in six years, begins May 16. It could end that day. Or it could last a month. It depends on whether legislators can […]

Washington state representative Drew Stokesbary, a Republican, is seen making remarks on the House floor in Olympia.

New House Republican leader charts a path in Democrat-dominated Legislature

BY: - May 9, 2023

The end of the legislative session in April brought a new Republican leader in the state House of Representatives.  Rep. Drew Stokesbary, R-Auburn, was elected last month to lead his caucus after former leader, Rep. J.T. Wilcox, R-Yelm, stepped down. A King County Republican, Stokesbary’s election could usher in a new era for the House […]