Member Opinions

In this opinion editorial, Rep. Dave Hayes says state legislators should no longer be exempt from receiving traffic tickets when the Legislature is in session.

Dec. 2, 2013

"These ideas should be front and center on the first day of the 2014 legislative session..."

Nov. 27, 2013

Here we go again – talk of yet another special legislative session this year to pass a proposed $12.3 billion transportation tax package. I will not support a tax proposal,... ...

Nov. 20, 2013

If Washington state aims to remain competitive in the 21st Century, retain and grow the companies located here, and encourage others to move to the state, we must change the state’s...

Nov. 14, 2013

With growing international and domestic competition, Washington’s trade and export industry is at a critical point in its history. To ensure the longevity of our global trade industry and maintain... ...

Sept. 30, 2013

It’s that time of year again when busy parents are sending their kids out the door to meet the school bus or dropping them off at school. Expectations are high... ...

Sept. 23, 2013

As the debate surrounding the export expansion wages on, there’s a growing attempt to sidetrack public opinion from the real issue – trade and export development. Fresh off a lengthy... ...

Sept. 6, 2013

In Washington, our regulatory business climate threatens growth and is a key competitive disadvantage as we compete to promote job creation across all sectors.

July 28, 2013

After being in a regular session for 105 days, we are disappointed the Legislature adjourned April 28 without reaching a final agreement on a two-year state operating budget. Gov. Jay... ...

May 2, 2013

Rep. Bruce Chandler discusses tax incentives in this monthly column to the Yakima Valley Business Times.

April 26, 2013