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Commentary

Next steps for vetoed tax transparency website

Jason Mercier wrote the following commentary on Inslee’s veto of a new tax transparency website from the 2018 supplemental budget....Read More

Lawsuit filed against budget reserve gimmick

Jason Mercier is the Director of the Center for Government Reform at Washington Policy Center. He wrote the following commentary on the recent lawsuit filed against...Read More

I-940 and HB 3003: From unconstitutional to a mockery in twenty-four hours

Jim Boldt, President of Duckabush Communications/Public Affairs, wrote the following opinion piece on HB 3003 and I-940.  The Beef: Initiative 940, an initiative to the legislature, has...Read More

The Emperor Has No Clothes!! HB 3003

Jim Boldt, President of Duckabush Communications/Public Affairs, wrote the following opinion piece about HB 3003, a bill to alter Washington’s use of deadly force law. ...Read More

Second carbon tax/fee legislation: brothers of the different father?

Jim Boldt, President of Duckabush Communications/Public Affairs, wrote the following commentary on Sens. Ericksen and Baumgartner’s recently announced carbon bill.  This morning, in the Washington...Read More

Smith releases statement on historic signing of net neutrality legislation

Rep. Norma Smith, R-Clinton, released the following statement after Rep. Drew Hansen’s House Bill 2282 was signed into law by the governor today: “Net neutrality...Read More

“Governor Inslee Integrity Day”?

Jim Boldt, President of Duckabush Communications/Public Affairs, wrote the following commentary on Sen. Baumgartner’s new proposal to designate April 1, “Governor Jay Inslee Integrity Day.”...Read More

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