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Dear editor, I would like to thank the Courier-Times and Skagit Publishing for allowing me to write a weekly column in this newspaper for the past three years. Since the first...

March 9, 2010

A measure that would restrict outings for forensic patients in state custody has cleared its final hurdle and is on its way to the governor. The House of Representatives approved the...

March 8, 2010

Reps. Norma Smith and Barbara Bailey are inviting residents of the 10th District to participate in their post-legislative session tele-town hall meeting Thursday, March 18. The community conversation begins at 6:50...

March 8, 2010

The House of Representatives voted Friday evening, 55-43, to approve a supplemental operating budget that will be funded by nearly a billion dollars of tax increases, anticipated federal stimulus money, draining...

March 8, 2010

Democrats’ budget relies on largest tax increase in state history to continue failed budget policies In what Republican Reps. Joel Kretz and Shelly Short called an “unconscionable move,” majority Democrats in...

March 6, 2010

The House of Representatives voted late Friday night, 55-43, to approve a supplemental operating budget measure that relies on nearly $1 billion of tax and fee increases, as well as anticipated...

March 6, 2010

A measure that would have given citizens and law enforcement another means to fight criminal gang activity was systematically dismantled in the Senate and finally became a victim of politics, dying...

March 6, 2010

‘I am disheartened by seeing a budget which lacks long-term vision for our state,’ Parker says   The House of Representatives today passed a $31 billion supplemental operating budget to balance...

March 6, 2010

The House of Representatives voted late Friday night, 55-43, to approve a supplemental operating budget measure that relies on nearly $1 billion of tax and fee increases, as well as anticipated...

March 6, 2010

After a long evening debate, the House Democrats’ passed their supplemental operating budget, which assumes passage of the largest tax increase in state history to close the $2.7 billion spending gap....

March 6, 2010