Member Opinions

Rep. Ed Orcutt, R-Kalama, offers comment on the end of the third special session, the Hirst fix and the capital budget.

Today, Rep. Dave Hayes and I released a statement, which you can read below, expressing our frustration over leaving Olympia today without having passed a solution to the state Supreme Court's...

In what may be the biggest attack on our property rights in my lifetime, the Legislature was unable to come to an agreement on a fix to allow rural landowners access...

Dear friends and neighbors, While the first two 30-day special sessions were a bit anticlimactic, the last few weeks of the third special session have been busy.  Education negotiators and budget writers...

Rep. Bill Jenkin, R-Prosser, invites the community to attend a town hall forum next Tuesday, July 25, at Columbia Basin College.

Dear Friends and Neighbors, After 105 days in a regular session that began in January and three 30-day special sessions, the last one concluding this Thursday, July 20, is the finish line...

Dear Friends and Neighbors, The Legislature’s current special session is scheduled to end July 20. Two weeks ago, a partial government shutdown was averted when the lawmakers approved a new two-year...

Dear Friends and Neighbors, We have received notice that the Legislature could reconvene in session this Thursday, July 20, the final day of the third legislative session, to complete business on two items: a...

Dear Friends and Neighbors, It’s July! The sun is out, and it looks like another sensational Pacific Northwest summer is in store for us. I hope you and your families have...

I'm happy to share that after a record 172 days of session, the Legislature finally passed a compromise budget. The two-year, $43.7 billion budget makes a number of critical investments, but perhaps...