Email Updates

This week, the House of Representatives voted 51-47 to pass legislation (Senate Bill 6130) overturning the voter-approved Taxpayer Protection Act (Initiative 960) which required a two-thirds vote in the Legislature to...

Feb. 19, 2010

We are now on day 40 of the 60-day legislative session. Below are a few issue updates from week six of the legislative session, and a brief overview of the governor’s...

Feb. 19, 2010

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. 19, 2010

Last night, the House of Representatives passed legislation (Senate Bill 6130) to overturn the voter-approved Taxpayer Protection Act (Initiative 960) which required a two-thirds vote in the Legislature to raise taxes....

Feb. 18, 2010

Last week, I sent an e-mail asking for your input on attempts here in Olympia to make it easier to raise taxes. Legislation has been introduced (Senate Bill 6130) to overturn...

Feb. 18, 2010

We are now into our second day of a fierce battle on the House floor to protect taxpayers against the Democrat assault on Initiative 960, the Taxpayer Protection Act. This is...

Feb. 17, 2010

Just a reminder that I’m hosting two town hall meetings this Saturday, Feb. 20 in Spokane. The first will be from 9-10 a.m. at Ridgeview Elementary School (5610 North Maple Street),...

Feb. 17, 2010

Yesterday, the Economic and Revenue Forecast Council released its estimates for our state’s revenues and economic climate during the next three months.  This news warrants some optimism that light is at...

Feb. 14, 2010

More than halfway through the legislative session, I thought I would take the opportunity this week to give a brief update on education and public safety...

Feb. 13, 2010

In my last e-newsletter, I highlighted legislation in the state Senate that would toss out the Taxpayer Protection Act of 2007 (Initiative 960). A bill has passed out of the Senate...

Feb. 12, 2010