Member Opinions

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

Our neighborhoods, towns, and cities continue to face the challenges of crime, violence, addiction, chronic homelessness, and untreated mental health needs. The devastating and life-threatening impacts of the flawed, ineffective,... ...

April 27, 2022

Recently, a coalition of local governments penned a letter to 10th District legislators, voicing their frustrations with the failings of the state’s ferry system that is deeply impacting our constituents. The...

April 15, 2022

The 2022 legislative session ended March 10 and is now in the history books. It’s time to reflect on the 60-day session and our work on your behalf. One of... ...

March 24, 2022

The 2022 legislative session came to an end on March 10. The Legislature banged the gavel to signify Sine Die a little past 11:30 pm on the whirlwind, short 60-day... ...

March 21, 2022