Member Opinions

When the legislative session adjourned on April 28 it was the first time since 2009 the Legislature ended the 105-day legislative session on time. That was the good news. The bad...

June 5, 2019

The cost of a college education continues to be a concern for Washington students and families, and making college “free” has become a popular notion in recent years. In an effort...

June 5, 2019

Within the next decade, Washington will grow by nearly one million people. We are already in the midst of a housing shortage with no end in sight. We need a unified...

June 3, 2019

As printed in The Everett Herald Every day, we hear about the numerous deficiencies of the political process. They can be more than disheartening when creating obstacles to problem solving. However,...

May 26, 2019

As featured in the Dayton Chronicle and Prosser Record-Bulletin One thing we can always count on, in good times and bad: there will always be pressure on the state Legislature to...

May 8, 2019

When House Democrats released their two-year state operating budget proposal March 25, we celebrated the fact that Gov. Jay Inslee’s proposed $750,000 to study removal of the four lower Snake River...

April 19, 2019

There’s a fundamental lack of respect for taxpayers by those who control the purse strings in Olympia.

April 8, 2019

As printed in the Dayton Chronicle and Prosser Record-Bulletin The final weeks of the 2019 session are upon us. By now, you have probably heard the latest revenue forecast news projecting...

April 7, 2019

If Democrats succeed in changing the state's nonresident sales tax exemption, we will almost certainly see local businesses close, jobs lost, and more families struggling to make ends meet in Clark...

April 6, 2019

In 1838, Abraham Lincoln spoke to the Young Men’s Lyceum in Springfield, Illinois, praising the founding fathers for the political system they established, but also warning about the fragile nature of...

April 1, 2019