Member Opinions

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

Last fall, the majority of voters in my legislative district voted against Initiative 1631, the carbon tax scheme.  In the three northeast counties, the percentage of people voting no were: Ferry...

March 27, 2019

It is a humbling experience to sit behind my desk on the House floor. Before debate on a tough bill, I think about how I am your voice and why I...

March 15, 2019

Residents living in rural areas know what it means to spend ample time behind the wheel.  Whether it’s driving to a doctor’s appointment, getting groceries, visiting friends and family, or taking...

March 15, 2019

(As published in the Omak Chronicle, 3/13/19) Science tells us the sense of smell is most closely associated to memory. It doesn’t take much more than a waft of wood smoke...

March 12, 2019

I can hear the grumblings from students now. Why do students need to learn cursive writing when our world and job expectations are requiring less handwriting and more computing? Some have...

March 1, 2019

Agriculture accounts for $51 billion of Washington’s economy. Much of it comes from the Columbia Basin. Grain, alfalfa, silage crops, dry beans, wheat, apples, wine grapes and other fruit, sugar beets,...

March 1, 2019