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House Republican Leader Rep. Dan Kristiansen, R-Snohomish, pays tribute to the men and women of the United States Marines on the 240th birthday of the Marine Corps.

Nov. 10, 2015

Many people are concerned the task force will recommend proposals that could increase the price of gas, raise electricity bills, hurt small businesses and make housing less affordable for families.

June 20, 2014

Olympia should never feel like a distant or scary place. We truly have an open citizen Legislature that allows you to be involved with the issues you care about the most....

Feb. 25, 2014

"These ideas should be front and center on the first day of the 2014 legislative session..."

Nov. 27, 2013

Let’s say this right up front. If the Legislature does nothing this year to raise fees or increase taxes, the state is still expected to take in an additional $2 billion...

April 25, 2013

For the past three days, I’ve been immersed in public hearings, discussions and voting in extended House Transportation Committee meetings. For all the hours we’ve been spending in that committee, it...

Feb. 28, 2013

If we are to get Washington working again, the Legislature must move forward on a number of reforms in state government that would provide the certainty employers need to create jobs....

Feb. 14, 2013

As I mentioned in my last article to our local chambers of commerce, there are many changes in Olympia this year. We have a new governor and several new state officials....

Jan. 29, 2013

The elections are over. The voters have spoken and made their choices. And on Jan. 14, the Legislature will convene in Olympia for a scheduled 105-day session to begin the process...

Dec. 27, 2012

When lawmakers convene Jan. 14 in Olympia for a scheduled 105-day legislative session, the eyes of the state Supreme Court will be focused on how the Legislature will respond to its...

Dec. 26, 2012