Member Opinions

In the early morning hours of March 16, there was a reported school fire in our neighboring district. The fire started in the HVAC system in the boiler room, near the...

As the ranking Republican on the House Environment Committee, I’ve sat through hours of testimony from environmental special interest groups. I’ve heard them say that a carbon tax is needed in...

If you are worried, confused or angry with Sound Transit 3 (ST3), please know you are not alone! I continue to hear your concerns about the impact the ST3 taxes are...

Washington’s coastline, lakes, rivers, streams and estuaries are part of what make our state so beautiful and enjoyable for outdoor and boating recreation. They are also why we had better take...

If hundreds of millions of gallons of untreated stormwater and raw sewage flows into Puget Sound, but politicians and environmental groups don’t make a peep, did it really happen? That’s what...

Today, House Bill 1319 unanimously passed the House floor. This is a great step forward for our education system by allowing teachers to spend more time in their classrooms innovating and...

When I first ran for state representative in 2009, I felt a better job could be done with our state’s budget, especially to ensure government lives within its means, and that we could also do...

Recently, I held a town hall meeting to discuss future transportation solutions. More than 150 citizens attended to hear about creative ideas presented by the private sector. From that outreach and dozens...

It’s often said that bad policy is the driver to bad fiscal decisions. I’m here to tell you that good policy can just as often be the backseat driver. This past...

There is another recent state Supreme Court ruling that has not garnered as much attention nor as many headlines as the education funding McCleary decision. Yet this other court action could...