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Since the Legislature adjourned July 20, we’ve experienced some changes in representation of the 39th District. Representative John Koster, who returned to the Legislature in January after 17 years, was named executive director...

Nov. 9, 2017

It’s been a while since I have communicated with you via this email update. Since April, we have undergone some very sensitive negotiations on issues with the new state operating budget,...

July 27, 2017

Rep. Dan Kristiansen, House Republican Leader, talks about the budget agreement, McCleary education funding, and what needs to happen just hours before the state’s fiscal cycle ends at midnight, June 30.

June 30, 2017

It’s Week 10 of the scheduled 105-day legislative session and our focus is back to the committee hearing process where the House is considering Senate bills, and vice versa. Dead or...

March 14, 2017

Rep. Dan Kristiansen, R-Snohomish, discusses the next step in finding a solution for funding K-12 education after the House Democrats passed their proposal and rejected most Republican amendments to their plan.

Feb. 23, 2017

House Republican Leader Rep. Dan Kristiansen, R-Snohomish, discusses why he voted against House Bill 1843, the House Democrats’ education funding plan that contains no means to fund the bill.

Feb. 22, 2017

Since I last communicated to you in this email update two weeks ago, House Democrats and Senate Republicans have each released their respective competing plans to address the final piece of our...

Feb. 10, 2017

In this week’s Legislative Update, House Republican Leader Rep. Dan Kristiansen, R-Snohomish, discusses the differences between the Senate Republican and House Democrat education funding plans.

Feb. 8, 2017

An education funding plan by state House Democrats is drawing sharp criticism from legislative Republicans. John Sattgast reports from Olympia.

Feb. 8, 2017

Rep. Dan Kristiansen discusses the differences between how Democrats would fund education as opposed to the solutions Republicans propose.

Jan. 25, 2017