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Legislative Commentary: Feb. 14, 2019

Dear Friends, One of the more newsworthy things coming out of Olympia this week had to do with the independent commission of citizens that sets the pay of “statewide elected officials” -- from the governor to Supreme Court justices to...

 

Legislative Commentary: Jan. 31, 2019

Dear Friends, Before the 2019 legislative session took up, Democratic leaders in the Legislature indicated that they shared our interest in addressing two major issues: improving the delivery of mental-health treatment and addressing the shortage of...

 

Legislative Commentary: Jan. 24, 2019

Dear Friends, It’s customary for me, as leader of one of the four legislative caucuses, to do a round of media interviews on the opening day of a legislative session. You never know exactly what the questions will be, but my interview with the TVW...

 

Legislative Commentary: Jan. 17, 2019

Dear Friends, It’s customary for me, as leader of one of the four legislative caucuses, to do a round of media interviews on the opening day of a legislative session. You never know exactly what the questions will be, but my interview with the TVW...

 

Legislative Commentary: Jan. 10, 2019

Dear Friends, Maybe you’ve heard the old line that suggests the making of laws is like the making of sausage. In that sense I guess the sausage-making that went on at my farm a week ago was like a warm-up for the lawmaking ahead -- because the...

 

Legislative Commentary: Dec. 27, 2018

Dear Friends, The time has come to ease up on legislative business and focus on enjoying time with family and friends as we reach the peak of the holiday season. That includes taking a brief break from commenting on things coming out of Olympia,...

 

Legislative Commentary: Dec. 20, 2018

Dear Friends, State law requires the governor to submit a budget proposal to the Legislature ahead of each of our sessions. This week Governor Inslee submitted the seventh budget of his time in office, and he’s now 7-for-7 on wanting new taxes....

 

Legislative Commentary: Dec. 13, 2018

Dear Friends, Here on National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day, when we remember those who lost their lives in Hawaii on this day 77 years ago, there is another reason to think of George H.W. Bush, our nation’s 41st chief executive. The attack on...

 

Legislative Commentary

While this year’s election season is over, as I mentioned in last week’s commentary, the general election itself isn’t wrapped up quite yet. As of yesterday the outcome of elections for two Senate positions was still up in the air. Hopefully... Full story

 

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