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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

House Republican Leader Dan Kristiansen, R-Snohomish, explains why well water relief for the Skagit River Basin was not part of the Legislature’s fix for the restrictive Hirst Supreme Court ruling and...

Feb. 1, 2018

Rep. Dan Kristiansen, R- Snohomish, digs into the details of the Hirst-imposed water access restrictions in rural Washington, answers why Republicans have chosen to link Hirst relief to the capital budget...

Jan. 9, 2018

Rep. Dan Kristiansen, R-Snohomish, joins hosts Kirby Wilbur and John Carlson on KVI to discuss Gov. Jay Inslee’s repeated attempts to introduce a “carbon tax” as the governor prepares to deliver...

Jan. 9, 2018

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

“We’re disappointed that Hirst negotiations ended at an impasse. In the end, the House Democrats failed to bring any Hirst-related bill to the floor for a vote. If they would have...

July 20, 2017

During the 2009 legislative session majority party leaders crafted a nearly $35 billion state operating budget that was balanced by raiding numerous pots of money, including an important one to trail...

May 26, 2009

More than 330,000 people in Washington are without jobs — the highest in 25 years. Many losses are in the housing industry. If the economic downturn has taught us anything, it’s...

March 26, 2009