Member Opinions

The question is not do we have a housing crisis in Washington. The question is how do we resolve it? Too many would-be buyers in the state have been priced... ...

Feb. 1, 2023

Various surveys conducted around the state over the last year continue to show that public safety is high on the list of concerns for the average Washingtonian. It doesn’t matter... ...

Jan. 27, 2023

Washington State’s Constitution is clear that it is the state’s “paramount duty” to provide for the education of all Washington children. The state’s K-12 system has undergone extensive reforms over... ...

Jan. 27, 2023

The start of the 2023 legislative session brings us back together in Olympia for the first in-person session in two years. This is how our state government should operate, and... ...

Jan. 20, 2023

Ours is a complicated society. Enormous economic and social changes have many people losing ground in the classroom, the workplace, and in the family. These challenges have especially manifested themselves... ...

Jan. 20, 2023

By Sen. Mark Schoesler, Rep. Joe Schmick and Rep. Mary Dye We are back at the state Capitol for the 2023 legislative session, which began Jan. 9 and is set... ...

Jan. 17, 2023

Everyone needs a home. Washingtonians deserve an affordable place to live, work and raise a family — yet that dream is out of reach. According to Washington Center for Real... ...

Jan. 10, 2023

As someone who represents a largely rural district and leads a caucus of members who represent most of rural Washington, I have grown increasingly concerned about the Legislature’s inability to... ...

May 13, 2022

As a member of the House of Representatives Local Government Committee, I clearly see our state’s affordable housing crisis, a culmination of housing policies that were built on good-intentioned legislation... ...

May 13, 2022

Since the pandemic, livelihoods have been devastated, people have fallen behind on their mortgages and rents, students have been left behind in schools, foster kids have fallen deeper into crisis,... ...

May 12, 2022