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Rep. Dick Muri, R-Steilacoom, speaks on the House floor in favor of PERS/TRS cost of living allowance (COLA) increase for retired teachers. 

March 9, 2018

There has been quite a bit of media attention on the recent veto by the governor on the Legislative Public Records Act. It is a very controversial bill and policy issue....

March 5, 2018

This year marks the 100th anniversary of Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM). Construction on the camp began in April of 1917. From its small beginnings at the dawn of World War I,...

Nov. 1, 2017

Rep. Dick Muri, R-Steilacoom, was recently appointed to the Joint House and Senate Education Accountability Oversight Committee. The working group helps identify and recommend options for tracking performance and critical measures...

July 11, 2017

As the second special session draws to a close, negotiators continue to work on the best plan for the state’s operating budget. The operating budget covers the general day-to-day expenses of...

June 13, 2017

It will be important for Republicans and Democrats to sit down together and come to agreement on budgeting priorities. I'm hopeful by working together we can accomplish the task at hand...

March 30, 2017

Rep. Dick Muri, R-Steilacoom, talks about levy reform and other education funding options being discussed in Olympia. 

Feb. 22, 2017

Education funding is a complex issue. Since 2012, Washington state has increased K-12 education funding by 36%. Now we need to tackle the remaining piece of the puzzle – addressing the...

Feb. 17, 2017

Rep. Dick Muri, R-Steilacoom, discusses education funding policy in his first update of the 2017 session.

Jan. 12, 2017

Rep. Dick Muri moved up to assistant ranking member on the House Judiciary Committee.

Dec. 29, 2016