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Lawmakers repeatedly asked State Building Code Council to back off job-killing new regulations After a nearly two-year debate over new and costly building energy codes, in a June 8 letter the...

June 15, 2010

By Rep. Dan Kristiansen – Special to the chambers of commerce My House Republican colleagues and I entered the 60-day regular session Jan. 11 with one thing in mind — job...

March 30, 2010

With more than 8,000 people unemployed in the 39th District, Republicans believe the legislative session should be focused on getting Washington working again. That's why we have proposed our “Made in...

Feb. 18, 2010

Sedro-Woolley High School students Garrett Dressor and Joseph Janicki have been accepted to participate in the first phase of the Washington Aerospace Scholars program, Reps. Dan Kristiansen and Kirk Pearson announced...

Feb. 6, 2010

If you've ever tried to get a permit to develop land, use water or engage in any construction in this state, you know that it can be a nightmare to jump...

Jan. 21, 2010

Special to the Chambers of Commerce With more than 320,000 people out of work (including 7,720 within the 39th District), I believe one of the top priorities of the 2010 legislative...

Jan. 18, 2010

Several days ago, I received the following messages from local business owners: Dear Rep. Kristiansen, My company is already challenged without the increased proposed taxes to compensate for budget deficits that...

Jan. 14, 2010

When I hear the words “Made in Washington,” I think of the quality and craftsmanship of products and services in our state. I think of businesses trying to remain competitive, creating...

Jan. 7, 2010

'Made in Washington' plan emphasizes solutions to reduce employment costs, clear the way for job creation, provide lower energy costs, and ensure affordable, accessible health care DOWNLOAD ATTACHMENT: Made in Washington...

Jan. 6, 2010

Special to the Chambers of Commerce On Jan. 11, the Washington Legislature will convene in Olympia for a scheduled 60-day session. It's shaping up to be possibly one of the most...

Dec. 18, 2009