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In the dark of night this past weekend, legislators from the majority party increased taxes on Washingtonians to the tune of about $2 billion over the next four years. This happened...

May 1, 2019

Earlier today, Democrats in the House Finance Committee passed a series of tax increases including an income tax on capital gains. Their plan increases taxes on small business, employers, families and...

April 19, 2019

A new coordinated effort is underway to convince newspapers across the state, local and state lawmakers, and the general public that removing the Snake River dams is a great idea. This...

April 12, 2019

As we head into the last three weeks of the 105-day 2019 legislative session, deliberations around the next two-year spending plan continue. At this point, both the House and Senate have...

April 5, 2019

I want to thank those of you who were able to join us at our telephone town hall last night. We had nearly 2,200 participants. Our operators took 36 questions from...

March 22, 2019

After nearly two weeks of non-stop floor action, late nights and weekend work – with hundreds of amendments, caucus discussions and votes on bills – the House of origin cutoff has...

March 15, 2019

We are very busy, working late into the night and weekends to debate, amend and pass House bills off the House floor. The next legislative cutoff is Wednesday, March 13. One...

March 8, 2019

I want to thank those of you who took part in my survey last week. About 344 of you took the time to let me know what you think about the...

March 1, 2019

Legislation has passed the state Senate to eliminate the death penalty. If you recall, Gov. Inslee issued an executive order a few years ago to stop the death penalty. In October...

Feb. 22, 2019

For the first time in 25 years, the Chief Clerk of the House of Representatives closed the House for business this week. On Monday, all committees and floor action were cancelled...

Feb. 15, 2019