Member Opinions

When sponsors drafted Initiative 937, the “Energy Independence Act,” they said in the state Voters’ Pamphlet the measure would “give us cheaper, renewable alternatives like wind and solar,” “reduce our dependence...

March 23, 2015

I believe we can serve the most needy in our communities while being smart with tax dollars by ensuring those dollars are used to directly benefit people, instead of getting caught...

March 7, 2015

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 disaster, including providing... ...

Feb. 27, 2015

In this opinion-editorial, Rep. Terry Nealey, R-Dayton, discusses his concerns about Gov. Inslee's "cap-and-trade" carbon tax.

Feb. 27, 2015

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.

Feb. 24, 2015

Greetings from Olympia! We are into the second month of the 105-day session here at the Capitol, and committees are busy holding public hearings on bills. Some of those bills... ...

Feb. 20, 2015

Opinion editorial by Rep. Liz Pike, Bryan Irwin and Dave Patterson. This joint article discusses legislation that would put more emphasis on recreational sport fishing in Washington and create more opportunities,...

Feb. 18, 2015

As a former foster youth and a foster mother, I understand the challenges at-risk youth face and am devoted to achieving quality education for all children in our state.

Feb. 8, 2015

Rep. Terry Nealey discusses concerns of the economic impact of the West Coast port dispute.

Feb. 6, 2015

This year’s legislative session in Olympia has just begun. In an odd-numbered year like 2015, the state constitution provides 105 days for the Legislature to develop a two-year operating budget.... ...

Jan. 23, 2015