Member Opinions

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. Michelle Caldier discusses how the 2017-19 capital budget could benefit the 26th District.

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...

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...