Member Opinions

In this opinion-editorial, Rep. Matt Shea discusses the economic and environmental benefits of legalizing the growth of industrial hemp in Washington state.

March 10, 2016

...budget analysts, lawyers and a host of policy makers are looking into the ramifications of no supplemental budget for 2016. Is it the preferred outcome? Not really. Will...

March 8, 2016

Democrats won’t take a vote on the taxes needed to implement their plan, they know it drains our rainy day fund at a time of economic uncertainty in our state, and...

Feb. 29, 2016

Rep. Terry Nealey talks in this opinion editorial about two bills he's introduced to correct problems within the tax code that prey on surviving spouses and employers who have made an...

Feb. 26, 2016

In an op-ed, Rep. Hans Zeiger discusses the role students have in higher ed policy. Tuition, textbook costs, and efficiency measures are discussed.

Feb. 25, 2016

In this opinion editorial, Rep. Liz Pike says she will not be silenced in her leadership efforts to bring people together to seek cross-river bridge solutions.

Feb. 24, 2016

The challenge is finding the courage to embrace these tools and use them to their maximum effectiveness while still providing for and serving the citizens of our state.

Feb. 11, 2016

I value liberty too much to give it up on the altars of convenience and expediency.

Feb. 6, 2016

Opinion editorial in which Rep. Terry Nealey, R-Dayton, talks about the need to reform the state's Public Records Act to prevent against frivolous requests and abuse while maintaining open and transparent...

Feb. 4, 2016

It seems like we barely left Olympia after a regular session and three special sessions that finally ended in July. With the 2016 session kicking off on Jan. 11, we... ...

Jan. 16, 2016