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It is great to be back home after spending five months in Olympia in both a 103-day regular legislative session and a 30-day special session. The Legislature finally concluded its business...

June 14, 2011

Today is day 24 of the special session, which is limited to 30 days. Earlier this week, it appeared a second special session could be on the horizon because Democrats who...

May 19, 2011

Thank you for taking part in my recent Budget/Revenue survey. We had great participation! A last-minute reminder brought in an extra 100 respondents. Your answers will be very helpful as I'm...

May 11, 2011

On April 20, I posted my first online survey with eight budget and revenue questions. Have you had an opportunity to take the survey? If not, you have two more days....

May 2, 2011

This is supposed to be the final week of the scheduled 105-day session. Unfortunately, the Democrat majority party has dragged its feet on the state operating budget. Although the last scheduled...

April 20, 2011

It's day 90 of the scheduled 105-day legislative session. We have just over two weeks remaining before the Legislature adjourns, which will most likely be April 23, since the final scheduled...

April 9, 2011

Rep. Dan Kristiansen is inviting 39th District citizens to join him for a telephone town hall meeting Tuesday, April 5, from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. The call-in radio show format...

March 30, 2011

As I've said in nearly all of my past newsletters, your input is very important to me. I always enjoy hearing from you. I also appreciate having very wise citizens who...

March 30, 2011

Last Thursday, the state's quarterly revenue forecast was released. As expected, incoming revenues continue to be significantly down once again. It's a cycle that will continue until we get Washington working...

March 21, 2011

Last Monday at 5 p.m. was the deadline for House bills to pass the House and Senate bills to pass the Senate. Bills that were not passed by their originating chamber...

March 14, 2011