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It’s hard to believe it’s been more than three months since the 2009 legislative session ended April 26. I am reminded because hundreds of new laws recently became effective from... ...

Aug. 6, 2009

Last week in this column, I discussed major concerns about federal “cap-and-trade” legislation that narrowly passed the U.S. House of Representatives last month and is scheduled for a vote in... ...

July 29, 2009

Fear of long-term local ramifications lead to legislative meeting Legislators from the 13th, 14th and 15th Districts met yesterday with realtors and home builders who contacted them with concerns about... ...

July 28, 2009

Fear of long-term local ramifications lead to legislative meeting   Legislators from the 13th, 14th and 15th Districts met yesterday with realtors and home builders who contacted them with concerns... ...

July 28, 2009

Fear of long-term local ramifications lead to legislative meeting   Legislators from the 13th, 14th and 15th Districts met yesterday with realtors and home builders who contacted them with concerns... ...

July 28, 2009

Lawmaker says more choices, flexibility should also be included in health care options   Despite protests by labor unions about the Washington Health Care Authority’s (HCA) decision to increase state... ...

July 23, 2009

As your state representative, I seek your input on issues in the Washington State Legislature in Olympia. Occasionally, issues are considered in Congress in Washington, D.C. that may impact the... ...

July 22, 2009

The Obama administration is proposing a government takeover of our nation’s health care system. I recently joined with other Republican colleagues in the state House of Representatives voicing concerns to... ...

July 15, 2009

Rep. Jay Rodne will join the Lystedt family and Gov. Chris Gregoire Tuesday in opening the University of Washington Medicine/Seattle Children’s Sports Concussion Program at Harborview Medical Center. The new... ...

July 13, 2009

Lawmaker stunned state would increase employer payroll taxes in tight economy after Boeing’s announcement   After a week-long debate in the media and among lawmakers about Boeing’s purchase of a... ...

July 10, 2009