Rep. Norm Johnson's News & Media


Washington's Local Infrastructure Financing Tool (LIFT) program has provided millions of dollars for economic development projects across the state since it was enacted by the Legislature in 2006. The program, however, has been...

March 22, 2018

Grant Mayo, a student at Wayne M. Henkle Middle School in White Salmon, recently served as a page in the Washington State House of Representatives. He was sponsored by 14th District Rep. Norm...

March 19, 2018

Now that the 60-day legislative session in Olympia has ended, Rep. Norm Johnson has re-opened his district office in Yakima “It's good to be back home and visiting with people in...

March 12, 2018

Rep. Norm Johnson, R-Yakima, updates KIHR on the passage of his bill extending the availability of unspent state funds for unfinished local infrastructure projects. Johnson also discusses the possibility of carbon...

March 6, 2018

In reviewing highlights of the 2018 session, Rep. Norm Johnson, R-Yakima, calls the Legislature's solution to the well water rights restrictions imposed by the Hirst Supreme Court decision “monumental,” reviews some...

March 2, 2018

Rep. Norm Johnson, R – Yakima, discusses tax revenue surplus, tax increases, proposed supplemental operational budget, and priorities in planning for the future.

Feb. 23, 2018

Rep. Norm Johnson, R-Yakima, rails against proposed capital gains and carbon taxes, saying the carbon proposal would be harmful to the economy and ineffective at reducing carbon, and discusses the funding...

Feb. 20, 2018

The State House of Representatives paused from its business Monday to remember the men, women and children of Japanese ancestry who were sent to internment camps during World War II.

Feb. 19, 2018

Rep. Norm Johnson, R-Yakima, laments the glut of frivolous legislation that contributed to the record number of House bills introduced in 2018 and provides Kevin Malcolm of KLCK an update on...

Feb. 15, 2018

Rep. Norm Johnson, R-Yakima, discusses legislation to ensure government continuity during a statewide catastrophic event. He also talks about resolutions honoring Yakima County Sheriff Brian Winter and Yakima School Board Trustee...

Feb. 14, 2018