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Nov. 24, 2015

There's truth to the old saying, “Nothing looks better than Olympia in your rearview mirror.”  After months of work, the 2015 Legislature finally adjourned with an agreed-upon budget.  While I'm not happy...

July 14, 2015

I sincerely believe a handful of Democrats are holding up the process because they promised the special interest groups they represent that they would raise taxes at all costs.

May 28, 2015

The 2015 regular session has concluded and the Legislature is now in a "rolling" special session. This is when most lawmakers are sent back home and only a handful of...

May 1, 2015

At this point, the House Democrats have declined to even vote on the tax increases needed to fund their budget plan. In other words, it's just a "wish list" at...

April 17, 2015

If you want to watch a quick video of one my colleagues, Rep. Matt Manweller, explaining in detail why we don't need these tax increases, and what they would do,...

April 11, 2015

their plan raises state spending by 15% and increases taxes by $1.5 billion, despite the fact we're expected to take in nearly $3 billion more in tax revenues this next budget...

April 3, 2015

As for the budget proposal itself, I have concerns that their budget plan relies on $1.5 billion in new and increased taxes. With $3 billion more in revenues this upcoming...

March 28, 2015

We're hearing the House Democrats may release their operating budget proposal next week.  However, we're also hearing their budget proposal may NOT contain the funds to pay for it.  In other...

March 20, 2015

We reached another major milestone in the session this week: floor cutoff. All bills that originated in the House must be approved by the House or they are considered dead...

March 13, 2015