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Rep. Norma Smith, lead Republican on economic development issues, had two bills pass the House of Representatives over the weekend. The measures are the first steps in providing a one-stop portal...

March 12, 2013

Washington House Republicans have proposed a package of bills to create jobs, grow the economy and help incomes rise. They believe majority-party Democrats have failed to make the economy a priority...

Feb. 15, 2013

Rep. Norma Smith, R-Clinton and lead Republican on economic development issues in the Washington State House of Representatives, participated in a small business press conference today in Olympia hosted by the...

Jan. 24, 2012

Rep. Norma Smith has a passion for economic development and creating job opportunities for Washingtonians by improving our state's business climate. She will now have the opportunity to broaden her work...

July 15, 2011

Rep. Norma Smith, R-Clinton and lead Republican on economic development issues in the Washington State House of Representatives, issued the following statement on today's passage of workers' compensation reform in the...

May 24, 2011

Rep. Norma Smith, R-Clinton and lead Republican on economic development issues in the Washington State House of Representatives, issued the following statement on House Republicans' attempt today on a procedural motion...

April 14, 2011

Rep. Norma Smith, R-Clinton and lead Republican on economic development issues in the Washington State House of Representatives, issued the following statement on today's passage of workers' compensation reform in the Senate:...

March 6, 2011

When many of the state's private sector employers are struggling to make ends meet and keep their door open, Rep. Norma Smith has been working on legislation to address regulatory reforms...

March 4, 2011

The Air Force today awarded a $3.5 billion initial contract to Boeing for the production of 18 next-generation aerial refueling tankers. That is a down payment on a contract worth about...

Feb. 24, 2011

After a longer-than-expected legislative session, Rep. Norma Smith will host a post-session telephone town hall meeting on Tuesday, May 18 for 10th Legislative District residents. The call will be an opportunity...

May 6, 2010