Member Opinions

2015 session is underway – I’m here to serve you By Rep. Brad Hawkins This year’s legislative session in Olympia has just begun. In an odd-numbered year like 2015, the state...

In this opinion editorial, Rep. Dave Hayes discusses how the state and legislators have stepped up numerous times to keep the Island Transit Everett Connector operating, when the transit agency should...

When a Democratic state insurance commissioner and a Democratic president can’t agree on the proper implementation of arguably one of the nation’s most expensive, most impactful and most passionately debated programs...

With the size and complexity of the law, the transition has not been smooth.

Opinion editorial by Rep. Dan Kristiansen   More than 330,000 people in Washington are without jobs — the highest in 25 years. Many losses are in the housing industry. If the...

Opinion editorial by Rep. Dan Kristiansen    If you’re tempted to give a standing ovation to the state Supreme Court for its decision not to take up a test case that...

By Rep. Dan Kristiansen   One of the most basic and essential functions of government is the protection and safety of the citizens it serves. Without good public safety laws that...