Member Opinions

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

April 6, 2017

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

April 4, 2017

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...

March 16, 2017

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...

March 16, 2017

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...

March 16, 2017

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...

March 9, 2017

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...

March 9, 2017

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...

March 6, 2017

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...

March 6, 2017

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...

Feb. 27, 2017