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For years, Washington state has imposed increasingly stringent environmental regulations on manufacturers, producers and those doing business in our state. As the state has mandated that Washington companies “get green,” businesses...

April 7, 2017

As the ranking Republican on the House Environment Committee, I’ve sat through hours of testimony from environmental special interest groups. I’ve heard them say that a carbon tax is needed in...

March 16, 2017

It’s often said that bad policy is the driver to bad fiscal decisions. I’m here to tell you that good policy can just as often be the backseat driver. This past...

Feb. 23, 2017

Special to the Daily Sun (Feb. 3, 2017) Being an elected official in the Legislature means spending much of your time dealing with the law of unintended consequences. That is, dealing...

Feb. 15, 2017

A recent article in the Daily Sun (“Gun measure should be a no-go,” Dec. 16) took me to task for sponsoring legislation that, from an outsider’s point of view, appears to...

Jan. 19, 2017

Democrats won’t take a vote on the taxes needed to implement their plan, they know it drains our rainy day fund at a time of economic uncertainty in our state, and...

Feb. 29, 2016

I value liberty too much to give it up on the altars of convenience and expediency.

Feb. 6, 2016

On Feb. 14, for the first time ever, the Stevenson-Carson School District will send voters a three-year maintenance and operations levy.  As your state Representatives, we’re often asked to talk about...

Jan. 19, 2012