Member Opinions

By Rep. Brad Hawkins After the devastating Carlton Complex Fire that deeply affected the communities and economy of the Methow Valley, our Legislature is taking action to respond to our natural...

Rep. Dan Griffey, R-Allyn, gives an overview of the first six weeks of the 2015 legislative session, and highlights some of the legislation he's working on.

Legislative Session Update – February By Rep. Brad Hawkins Greetings from Olympia! We are into the second month of the 105-day session here at the Capitol, and committees are busy holding...

For the Port Orchard Independent I serve on the Education Committee and am dedicated to improving the quality of education for all students in our state. Last year, the 24-credit graduation...

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...