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Member Opinions

In this opinion editorial, Rep. Matt Shea, who serves as ranking member of the House Environment Committee, expresses concerns about Gov. Jay Inslee's new Clean Air Rule proposal, and says there...

June 26, 2016

Op-ed by Rep. Luanne Van Werven: Whatcom County Values in Olympia

April 18, 2016

16th District lawmakers provide an overview of the 2016 regular session.

March 11, 2016

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