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If you are a property owner, you've probably received this year' property tax bill by now. . . or will very soon from the county assessor. Property taxes, assessments and levy...

March 7, 2011

Marc Langstaff recently spent a week away from the usual day-to-day activities of a high school student. Instead of reporting to his freshman class at Academy Northwest in Snohomish, he went...

March 3, 2011

Committee work for the first half of this scheduled 105-day session is finished. Hundreds of bills that survived the Legislature's self-imposed deadlines are now heading to the House floor for consideration....

March 1, 2011

With upwards of three to five inches of snow accumulation in Olympia and more forecasted to fall, Rep. Dan Kristiansen has decided to cancel his telephone town hall meeting that was...

Feb. 24, 2011

I was hoping to connect with many of you tonight on my telephone town hall meeting. Unfortunately, weather conditions have forced me to cancel the teleconference. Here in Olympia, there are...

Feb. 24, 2011

The 2011 Legislature's first cutoff date of Feb. 17 is history. And so are hundreds of bills now considered dead because they failed to win committee approval before the deadline. Fiscal...

Feb. 21, 2011

Happy Valentine's Day! I hope you have the opportunity to spend some quality time with your loved ones today! Here in the Legislature, we're starting our sixth week in session and...

Feb. 14, 2011

Rep. Dan Kristiansen is inviting 39th District citizens to join him for a telephone town hall meeting, Thursday, Feb. 24, from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. The call-in radio show format...

Feb. 14, 2011

Although the state budget deficit seems to dominate discussions in Olympia, the real discussion here should be about getting people back to work. That's how we will solve our budget crisis....

Feb. 4, 2011

You've probably heard there's a budget shortfall of more than $5 billion dollars projected for the next two years (2011-13). Soon we will be dealing with that budget. But we have...

Jan. 28, 2011