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On April 23, the governor signed into law nearly $800 million in new and increased taxes. Last Tuesday, May 4, she signed into law the supplemental budget that spends that money...

May 10, 2010

Residents of the 39th District may participate from the comfort of their own homes   Rep. Dan Kristiansen is inviting residents of the 39th District to join him Thursday, May 13,...

May 4, 2010

Congratulations! We've finally made it past “Tax Freedom Day.”  According to the Tax Foundation, a nonprofit educational organization in Washington, D.C., the money you have earned from Jan. 1 until April...

April 23, 2010

It's now Day 27 of the 30-day special session. Finally, Democrats in the House and Senate have reached agreement on a $794 million tax package. Senate Democrats have abandoned their sales...

April 10, 2010

It's Day 19 of the special session. After being sent home for nearly a week and a half, lawmakers in the House have been called back to Olympia today. So maybe...

April 2, 2010

We are now in Day 15 of the special session, and Democrat leaders in both the House and Senate have dug in their heels, coming no closer to  a budget agreement...

March 29, 2010

Today is day five of the special session and a lot of time and money is being wasted as we wait for the majority party to bring out a supplemental budget...

March 19, 2010

Rep. Dan Kristiansen says lack of leadership and squabbles within the House and Senate Democrat caucuses have unnecessarily led to a special session costing taxpayers in excess of $18,000 a day....

March 18, 2010

I want you to know I share your frustration and disappointment that the Legislature did not finish its business within the allotted 60-days. Even more concerning is the governor has now...

March 12, 2010

Dear editor, I would like to thank the Courier-Times and Skagit Publishing for allowing me to write a weekly column in this newspaper for the past three years. Since the first...

March 9, 2010