Member Opinions

On March 13, the Legislature concluded the 60-day, 2014 legislative session. As with any budget process, especially the supplemental budget undertaken during the shorter session of each biennium, important projects... ...

April 29, 2014

Last year, the Legislature invested an additional $1 billion for K-12 education without raising taxes as a part of its 2013-15 operating budget compromise. It was the first step toward... ...

April 6, 2014

Rep. Brad Hawkins talks about options to fund K-12 education in this opinion editorial for The Wenatchee World.

March 26, 2014

It is good to be home in our beautiful 12th District after spending the last 60 days at our state Capitol during the legislative session. Many of those days in... ...

March 25, 2014

Wenatchee Business Journal: What were your goals, expectations and concerns going into this year’s session? How did it turn out? HAWKINS: After last year’s multiple special sessions, my goals and... ...

March 18, 2014

Reps. Drew MacEwen and Derek Stanford explain how a state-and-local partnership can create jobs and build projects to help the health and economic development of our communities for decades to come.

March 13, 2014

Opinion editorial by Hans Zeiger: Invest in more efficient transportation system Transportation is one of the biggest issues facing the legislature today. Our streets and highways are in need of maintenance and...

March 12, 2014

Special to the Prosser Record-Bulletin On Feb. 19, the Washington State Economic and Revenue Forecast Council released its quarterly revenue forecast, writing into its report for the first time in... ...

Feb. 28, 2014

Olympia should never feel like a distant or scary place. We truly have an open citizen Legislature that allows you to be involved with the issues you care about the most....

Feb. 25, 2014

Rep. Liz Pike says the current Columbia River Crossing design with light rail must be scrapped if the project is to be saved.

Feb. 14, 2014