Member Opinions

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

Legislators from the 16th District provide their predictions and outlook of the 2015 legislative session and invite constituent feedback in this opinion editorial.

Jan. 16, 2015

In this op-ed, 16th District lawmakers preview the 2015 session and discuss how constituents can contact them.

Jan. 14, 2015

As a newly appointed member to the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Education, I was eager to confront the obstacles facing parents, students, teachers and schools in our community. One of the...

June 28, 2014

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...

June 27, 2014

Many people are concerned the task force will recommend proposals that could increase the price of gas, raise electricity bills, hurt small businesses and make housing less affordable for families.

June 20, 2014

In this opinion editorial, Rep. Liz Pike says the best way to enact climate policies is through an open legislative process as opposed to a closed task force handpicked by Gov....

May 27, 2014