Member Opinions

Dear Friends and Neighbors, The Legislature adjourned earlier this month after a record 193 days in session. While we still have some unfinished business – a solution for the Hirst state...

Dear Friends and Neighbors, We entered the 2017 legislative session on Jan. 9 with high hopes to make great accomplishments for the people of the state of Washington. I outlined my priorities...

Rep. Bob McCaslin, R-Spokane Valley, provides an end-of-session legislative update.

Rep. Norma Smith, R-Clinton, provides a legislative update one week after the end of the 2017 legislative session.

Rep. Mark Hargrove, R-Covington, provides an end-of-session legislative recap.

Dear Friends, When I last wrote to you, the Legislature was beginning its first of what would end up being three special sessions, during which lawmakers would continue their deliberation over...

Dear Friends and Neighbors, It’s been a while since I have communicated with you via this email update. Since April, we have undergone some very sensitive negotiations on issues with the...

Dear Friends and Neighbors, Last Thursday the Legislature concluded the longest legislative session in history – 195 days. It ended without an agreement on possibly the most important issue of the...

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...