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Only days remain until the scheduled end of the 2017 regular session next Sunday, April 23. Although budget negotiators began meeting Monday, they have plenty of work ahead. Please read on for...

April 19, 2017

Rep. Dan Kristiansen, R-Snohomish, discusses why he voted against the House Democrat operating budget proposal.

April 5, 2017

House Republican Leader Rep. Dan Kristiansen gives his viewpoint on the Senate Majority Coalition Caucus' proposed operating budget.

March 23, 2017

It's budget time at the state Capitol. Last week, the revenue forecast was released. On Tuesday, Senate Republicans unveiled their 2017-19 state operating budget proposal. This coming Monday, House Democrats will...

March 23, 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

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

Jan. 12, 2017

Jan. 9, 2017

When lawmakers convene at noon for the first day of the 2017 legislative session, the big question is how will they come up with an education funding plan that satisfies the...

Jan. 9, 2017