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House Minority Leader Dan Kristiansen, R-Snohomish, joins KBRC/KAPS to discuss highlights of the 2018 legislative session, including the well water rights fix bringing relief (albeit outside Skagit County) to the Hirst...

March 1, 2018

Forty years of raw nerves over the devastation caused to the state’s timber industry by protection of the spotted owl came to the surface Monday night on the floor of the...

Feb. 13, 2018

Rep. Dan Kristiansen, R-Snohomish, discusses priorities and expected issues of the 2017 legislative session, which began Jan. 9.

Jan. 12, 2017

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

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

Nov. 27, 2013

Health care was a dominant issue at the national level and in Congress in 2010. Since the passage of the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, businesses, individuals and states...

Aug. 7, 2013

While no one is proud of the extra time it took to pass the operating and capital budgets, and some meaningful reforms, we can say it resulted in thoughtful, bipartisan public...

July 3, 2013

When the state faces a budget shortfall, the default position of too many people in Olympia is to raise taxes or create new taxes. Why isn’t there a greater emphasis on...

June 12, 2013

The state Capitol may seem like distant place sometimes. Part of my job is making it easier for constituents to understand what happens in their citizen Legislature.

June 6, 2013

Is your business on the list? Please be sure to check to see if your one of the 144, 237 employers listed: https://houserepublicans.wa.gov/files/uploads/TheList.pdf

May 29, 2013