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Last week the state’s chief economist, Dr. Arun Raha, announced we can expect another $1.4 billion drop in tax collections over the next biennium, creating an estimated shortfall of $1.27... ...

Sept. 21, 2011

On Thursday, Sept. 15, we received an updated revenue forecast from the state’s chief economist, Arun Raha. The report (which you can read here) was not encouraging. Our state is now...

Sept. 19, 2011

Yesterday the state’s chief economist, Dr. Arun Raha, released the latest state revenue forecast showing an estimated $1.4 billion drop in tax collections over the next biennium, creating an estimated... ...

Sept. 16, 2011

It’s been an incredibly busy few months with September sneaking up on me. I know many of you have children headed off to school this week after enjoying some nice weather...

Sept. 9, 2011

In the last couple of weeks, I visited with small business owners in Ashford, Graham, Eatonville, McKenna, Rainier, Spanaway and Yelm. I listened as they told me their stories of making...

Sept. 9, 2011

Summer is winding down. I hope you had a chance to enjoy it. I know the economy has impacted many, but I hope you and/or your family had a chance... ...

Sept. 7, 2011

Around here, nothing is better than the month of September. The Puyallup Fair is a little more than a week away, the lights at Sparks Stadium are beaming, and the... ...

Sept. 1, 2011

One of the problems contributing to the state’s budget crisis is the Legislature’s inability to control spending. Although it seems easy for some lawmakers to spend taxpayers’ money, I recognize... ...

Sept. 1, 2011

I hope you are having an enjoyable summer and are able to take some time to spend with your family and friends. I wanted to take a few moments to... ...

Aug. 31, 2011

I hope you are enjoying your summer so far. I thought this would be a good time to check in with you on a few issues. The governor signed the... ...

Aug. 25, 2011