Agriculture, Water, Natural Resources & Parks

April 26, 2021

35th District lawmakers release statements on 2021-23 capital and transportation budgets

On Saturday, the Washington State Legislature passed the 2021-23 capital budget. The $6.3 billion budget will fund various construction projects throughout the state, making significant investments in water, sewer, and broadband infrastructure with the help of one-time federal funds. Thirty-fifth District Reps. Drew MacEwen, R-Union, and Dan Griffey, R-Allyn, worked...
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May 15, 2019

Three of MacEwen’s bills signed into law by Gov. Inslee

Three bills sponsored by Rep. Drew MacEwen, R-Union, have been signed into law by Gov. Jay Inslee following the adjournment of the 2019 legislative session. House Bills 1430 and 1557 are designed to transform the Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board (LCB) into a more business-friendly agency focused on excellent...
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April 10, 2019

Rep. MacEwen joins iFiberOne NewsRadio to provide a session update

Rep. Drew MacEwen, R-Union, joins iFiberOne NewsRadio to discuss forest health, measures that would limit wildfires, education funding, and his thoughts on the homelessness crisis. Note: Interview was ended abruptly due to radio station’s phone system crash
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March 20, 2019

Seven of my bills still alive; join me for a telephone town hall tonight!

Later this evening, I’ll be hosting a telephone town hall from the House Republican radio studio here at the Capitol. Please join me if you can by calling (360) 226-5415 any time from 6-7 p.m. During the hourlong call, I’ll be taking your questions on legislative issues and asking a...
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February 07, 2018

Rep. Drew MacEwen calls carbon tax proposal a “dagger to the heart of the rural economy”

Rep. Drew MacEwen, R-Union, tells iFiberone Newsradio KMAS he will not be forced into voting for a carbon tax because of the perceived threat of a ballot initiative if proposals die in the Legislature. Appearing on “Daybreak with Jeff Slakey,” MacEwen also responds to the recent decision by Public Lands...
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January 30, 2018

Rep. MacEwen’s Legislative Update: Jan. 30, 2018

Since my last update on Jan. 16, the Legislature was able to pass and send a Hirst water rights bill (Senate Bill 6091) and the 2017-19 capital budget to the governor's desk to be signed into law.
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December 19, 2017

Reps. Jim Walsh and Drew MacEwen comment on termination of lease for Cooke Aquaculture’s Atlantic salmon farm

After noting several violations following an inspection earlier this month, the state Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has terminated Cooke Aquaculture Pacific’s Port Angeles net pen lease. According to Commissioner of Public Lands Hilary Franz, the salmon farm poses serious risks to the environment and the public. With more than 700,000...
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December 05, 2017

MacEwen, Walsh introduce legislation to ban Atlantic salmon farms in Washington state

House Republican Reps. Drew MacEwen and Jim Walsh have introduced a bill to ban Atlantic salmon farming in marine waters regulated by Washington state.
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August 25, 2017

Rep. Drew MacEwen’s Legislative Update: August 25, 2017

In my last update, I provided an overview of the $43.7 billion operating budget we approved earlier this year. I also talked about the McCleary fix bill we passed that will help create equity for students and teachers, promote local control and implement a number of substantial reforms to our...
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