Member Opinions

Dear Friends and Neighbors,  I hope you had a good St. Patrick’s Day and that your NCAA brackets are holding up better than mine. Dr. Arun Raha, our state’s chief economist,...

  Dear Friends and Neighbors,  In my video update this week, I talk about ways to get Washington working again. Spokane County is experiencing an unemployment rate that is higher than...

Dear Friends and Neighbors,  Please accept an invitation to participate in my telephone town hall meeting Tuesday, March 8. The community conversation, which is like a call-in radio show, will begin...

Dear friends and neighbors, Last Monday was Children’s Day here in the House. It was a great reminder about why fighting for a better future is so important. And recently, students...

  Feb. 28, 2011 Dear friends and neighbors, This Wednesday will mark the halfway point of the scheduled 105-day session in Olympia. Last week, we reached our first major deadlines of...

  Dear Friends and Neighbors,  Our state budget crisis has reached a tipping point. The chart below demonstrates how state spending outpaced state revenues (tax collections) from 2005 to 2010. It...

Dear Friends and Neighbors: According to The Economist magazine, two-thirds of jobs created in the United States in 2010 were done so in just 11 states. Twenty percent were created in...

Dear friends and neighbors, Today is day 26 of the scheduled 105-day legislative session in Olympia. It’s been a very busy four weeks, with back-to-back meetings, committee schedules and floor action....

Dear friends and neighbors, Recently, I joined with my seatmate, Rep. Charles Ross, to co-author a newsletter report of the legislative session. We mailed the 14th District Legislative Review to households...

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