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When the Legislature convened last year for the 2020 session, our economy was healthy and increased tax collections gave our state a surplus of about $2.3 billion.  Over objections from Republicans...

Feb. 24, 2021

As the ranking Republican on the House Health Care and Wellness Committee, I'm working hard to make health care more affordable and accessible to our citizens.  Anyone who has worked in...

Feb. 3, 2021

Voters around the state should be concerned that their voice is not being heard in Olympia.  Two of the first bills passed by the House of Representatives would increase business taxes...

Feb. 18, 2020

The 2020 legislative session is in full swing and the familiar issues of tax increases, $30 car tabs, gun rights, homelessness, crime and public safety are at the center of much...

Jan. 23, 2020

We are back in Olympia for this year's 60-day legislative session, which began Jan. 13, and it didn't take long to learn what Gov. Jay Inslee and his Democratic friends who...

Jan. 15, 2020

It's often said that living a rural lifestyle is a choice, which of course has its unique set of challenges and benefits.  When individuals and families across out state come together...

Sept. 26, 2019

When House Democrats released their two-year state operating budget proposal March 25, we celebrated the fact that Gov. Jay Inslee's proposed $750,000 to study removal of the four lower Snake River...

April 19, 2019

Residents living in rural areas know what it means to spend ample time behind the wheel.  Whether it's driving to a doctor's appointment, getting groceries, visiting friends and family, or taking...

March 15, 2019

(As published in the Eastern Washingtonian, Feb. 2019) Efforts in Olympia to eliminate the death penalty are shortsighted and do an extreme disservice to violent crime victims, their families and the...

Feb. 27, 2019

Winston Churchill once said, “We contend that for a nation to try to tax itself into prosperity is like a man standing in a bucket and trying to lift himself up...

Feb. 13, 2019