Member Opinions

Rep. Michelle Caldier says as a former foster child and foster mother, working to provide opportunities for at risk-youth to succeed is personal to her.

Could Washington someday be the target of a nuclear attack? Many of us have watched with growing concern as tensions continue to grow between the United States and North Korea. Because...

Rep. Drew MacEwen, R-Union, says the Legislature must focus on restoring Washingtonians' confidence in the institution, and provides three solutions to make that happen.

As you may have read or heard, I believe strongly that “levy equalization” is the best state-level tax reform for Washington. It means adjusting how we fund public schools to rely...

There seems to be no end to the ideas state government comes up with to take your hard-earned money. Two years ago, the Legislature adopted an 11.9 cent gas tax hike...

Last fall, the court issued its decision in the Whatcom County v. Hirst case, which involved a complicated dispute over how different groups can claim water rights in this state. The...

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...