Member Opinions

Rep. Michelle Caldier, R-Port Orchard, says it's time for the state to reverse the culture of dysfunction that exists in the foster care system, and enact new reforms.

If you own undeveloped rural property or you are an urban property owner with access to water, a Washington State Supreme Court ruling is going to cost you money — lots of it...

Former 13th District Senator Harold Hochstatter used to say, “The issue isn’t the issue; who decides the issue is the issue.” Right now, that is never more relevant than when talking...

If you own undeveloped rural property or you are an urban property owner with access to water, a Washington State Supreme Court ruling is going to cost you money — lots of it...

Reps. Mark Hargrove and Matt Shea say it's time to put your safety at the forefront and bring our state into full compliance with the REAL ID Act.

The budget battle in the state Legislature has kicked into high gear as we now have official budget proposals from House Democrats and the Senate Majority Coalition Caucus. Funding for basic...

For years, Washington state has imposed increasingly stringent environmental regulations on manufacturers, producers and those doing business in our state. As the state has mandated that Washington companies “get green,” businesses...

  Budgets are being negotiated, deadlines are zooming by, bills passed by lawmakers are trickling in to the governor’s office, and the flowering cherry trees between the domed Legislative Building and...

Rep. Norma Smith says Washington state lawmakers are standing with the people on privacy and data protection.

There are certain days during the legislative session familiar to nearly every lawmaker. Some are fun days, like “Dairy Day” when Washington State Dairy Princesses serve ice cream at the Capitol. Or when the...