Member Opinions

With the rise in violent crime in our state and across the nation, gun control is an easy but misguided target as the solution to these problems. Yet, in 2021,... ...

April 3, 2023

House and Senate budget writers released their 2023-25 state operating budget proposals recently. It was a reminder that taxpayers have been very kind to the state’s coffers as revenue forecasts... ...

March 30, 2023

Washington held its first carbon allowance auction on March 7 under the new cap-and-invest law passed in 2021. Results from the first auction were announced on March 14, in which... ...

March 27, 2023

We recently hit an important date in the 2023 legislative session. Wednesday, March 8 was house of origin cutoff, meaning it was the last opportunity for bills introduced in the... ...

March 15, 2023

The pandemic was a tough time for education delivery for schools. We had to learn to overcome new challenges and adapt to a largely virtual learning environment in our K-12... ...

March 10, 2023

As Washington state seeks to find a financial solution to fund road construction projects, address backlogs in transportation maintenance and preservation needs, and fix crumbling infrastructure like bridges, one idea... ...

March 9, 2023

For the first time since 2020, the Washington State Legislature is back, in-person, conducting meetings and floor sessions on the Capitol campus. And with this return to normalcy, we’ve been... ...

March 7, 2023

The Vehicle Miles Travelled tax, or VMT, is once again raising its ugly head in Olympia in the form of House Bill 1832. It has been rebranded the “Road Usage... ...

March 3, 2023

Too many Puget Sound lawmakers never look beyond their grocery stores to understand the struggle of our farmers to keep those stores supplied. It’s why Sen. Mark Schoesler, Rep. Joe... ...

March 3, 2023

Washington state is facing a clear and present danger to constitutional rights of free speech and freedom of conscience. Everyone who cares about our foundational values needs to get involved.... ...

Feb. 28, 2023