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Several days ago, I had a conversation with a small business owner who has done everything possible to avoid layoffs. Between the increases in workers’ compensation insurance premiums and unemployment insurance...

Feb. 11, 2010

February 11, 2010 Dear Friends, While you are hard at work trying to make ends meet, the Democratic majority is working hard to increase your taxes. This weekend you have the...

Feb. 11, 2010

“We are unified in our opposition,” said 15th District Rep. David Taylor Thursday, as state House Republicans geared up to fight against a Senate bill that would suspend Initiative 960, the...

Feb. 11, 2010

A bill that would restrict outings for certain mentally ill people in state custody cleared the House of Representatives today with unanimous approval. Last September, criminally insane killer Phillip Paul walked...

Feb. 10, 2010

Measure would give owners right to buy back former properties declared surplus by Department of Transportation   The House Transportation Committee gave its approval Monday to a measure sponsored by Rep....

Feb. 9, 2010

‘When all the relevant factors are weighed, closing Pine Lodge to save the state money makes no sense,’ says Schmick   In her efforts to deal with Washington’s estimated $2.6 billion...

Feb. 9, 2010

Sedro-Woolley High School students Garrett Dressor and Joseph Janicki have been accepted to participate in the first phase of the Washington Aerospace Scholars program, Reps. Dan Kristiansen and Kirk Pearson announced...

Feb. 6, 2010

Monroe High School students Jayden Goodwin and Sohaib Hussain have been accepted to participate in the first phase of the Washington Aerospace Scholars program, Reps. Dan Kristiansen and Kirk Pearson announced...

Feb. 6, 2010

By Rep. Joe Schmick No legislator would welcome the closure of a vital, job-producing and community-impacting facility within their district.  So, when the Pine Lodge Corrections Center in Medical Lake appeared...

Feb. 6, 2010

Spokane Valley Rep. Matt Shea said today he is extremely concerned about a bill introduced this week that would suspend the super majority required to raise taxes through the middle of...

Feb. 5, 2010