Commentary

Washington Legislature: Vote yes on a 100 percent fossil fuel-free energy future

Gail Gatton, Executive Director of Audubon Washington, Matthew Hepner, Executive Director of the Certified Electrical Workers of Washington, and Vlad Gutman-Britten, Washington State Director of...Read More

Rep. Chandler issues statement on House Democrat budget proposal

Rep. Bruce Chandler, R-Granger and ranking Republican on the House Appropriations Committee, released the following statement today regarding the House Democrat 2018 supplemental budget proposal:...Read More

Revenue forecast leaves no doubt – it is time for tax cuts

Today’s robust revenue forecast should leave no doubt it is time to table all talk of tax increases by lawmakers. Instead attention should turn to...Read More

Major changes to people’s initiative process proposed

Before addressing the policy specifics of the bill, it is important to remember it is very hard to get an initiative measure qualified for the...Read More

“An Act Relating to Revenue”

Two very exciting bills will introduced today (HB 2780 & HB 2797). These proposals both called “An Act Relating to Revenue” could end up being the largest tax cuts...Read More

Ericksen committed to serving the people of Whatcom County and Washington in state Senate

State Sen. Doug Ericksen, R-Ferndale, said Monday he plans to remain in the Washington Legislature – and will not be taking a job with the...Read More

Senators welcome House Democrats’ re-engagement on Hirst

Senators Judy Warnick and Jim Honeyford welcomed news that House Democrats have planned a work session Dec. 12 to discuss the Hirst water rights court...Read More

Seattle Mayor calls income tax appeal a “long shot”

During a Facebook Live interview yesterday with the Seattle Times, new Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan was asked about the decisive ruling by King County Superior Court Judge John Ruhl...Read More

Sheldon: Vancouver terminal rejection part of a pattern of denials, and a ‘war on Washington’

OLYMPIA – A decision this week by a state-government agency to turn thumbs-down on a Vancouver oil terminal demonstrates a bias by the Inslee Administration...Read More

Statement from House Speaker Frank Chopp on election results

The following is a statement from Washington House Speaker Frank Chopp (D-Seattle) on the new membership makeup in the state Senate. House Democrats look forward...Read More