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Congratulations! We’ve finally made it past “Tax Freedom Day.”  According to the Tax Foundation, a nonprofit educational organization in Washington, D.C., the money you have earned from Jan. 1 until... ...

April 23, 2010

After a 60-day regular session and 30 days in a special session, the Legislature finally adjourned April 13. Both legislative sessions were dominated by the state operating budget, which has... ...

April 21, 2010

We’re done!  The 30-day special session called by Gov. Gregoire adjourned around 1:30 a.m. this morning.  Despite all the rhetoric, despite all the platitudes and promises, state spending was only... ...

April 13, 2010

It’s now Day 27 of the 30-day special session. Finally, Democrats in the House and Senate have reached agreement on a $794 million tax package. Senate Democrats have abandoned their... ...

April 10, 2010

MORE REPUBLICAN SOLUTIONS SHOT DOWN Throughout the 60-day regular session, and now, the special session, my Republican colleagues and I have offered many very good solutions to balance the state... ...

April 3, 2010

It’s Day 19 of the special session. After being sent home for nearly a week and a half, lawmakers in the House have been called back to Olympia today. So... ...

April 2, 2010

We are now in Day 15 of the special session, and Democrat leaders in both the House and Senate have dug in their heels, coming no closer to  a budget... ...

March 29, 2010

On Monday legislators were sent home while the special session remains incomplete. We are currently in what is called a rolling session, awaiting a call from the Speaker of the... ...

March 25, 2010

We are now on day eight of the special session and a lot of time and money are being wasted as we wait for majority Democrats to bring out a... ...

March 22, 2010

The 2010 regular session ended March 11.  The Legislature is currently in the middle of a special session called by the governor that could last up to 30 days.  Each... ...

March 22, 2010