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Just one last quick reminder: Don't forget to join me tomorrow evening, Jan. 24, for a live telephone town hall meeting from Olympia. I want to hear from you! Join your...

Jan. 23, 2012

Rep. Dan Kristiansen is inviting citizens from throughout the 39th Legislative District to join him for a telephone town hall meeting next Tuesday, Jan. 24, from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m....

Jan. 17, 2012

If you've been reading my e-mail updates, you know what the news is from the Legislature! How about hearing, as Paul Harvey would say, “the rest of the story!” All you...

Jan. 17, 2012

Today marks the beginning of the second week of the scheduled 60-day legislative session. We are facing a number of issues during the session, including closing a $1.5 billion spending gap...

Jan. 16, 2012

I hope you had a wonderful Christmas and a great start to the new year of 2012! Legislative session begins Jan. 9 With the holidays now behind us, the Legislature will...

Jan. 6, 2012

Following the governor's budget proposal that was released just before Thanksgiving, there's been growing concern about how her planned spending reductions would affect rural hospitals across the state, as well as...

Dec. 13, 2011

When Washington's founders wrote our state's Constitution in 1889, they made sure the ultimate sovereignty of government is reserved for the people. The first article of the state Constitution says “all...

Sept. 22, 2011

One of the problems contributing to the state's budget crisis is the Legislature's inability to control spending. Although it seems easy for some lawmakers to spend taxpayers' money, I recognize every...

Sept. 1, 2011

I hope you are having an enjoyable summer and are able to take some time to spend with your family and friends. I wanted to take a few moments to share...

Aug. 31, 2011

Special to the Chambers of Commerce The 103-day regular session and the 30-day special session of the 2011 Legislature are now history, having come to completion May 25. How did businesses...

June 27, 2011