As the ranking Republican on the House Environment Committee, I’ve sat through hours of testimony from environmental special interest groups.
Thank goodness St. Patrick’s Day is upon us. Our country is in need of some Irish humor about now.
In 2003, Democratic Gov. Gary Locke faced a 10 percent revenue hole in the state’s budget. He also stared at a sluggish economy reeling from the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.
Trump said, “wiretap.”
Intentionally or not, Donald J. Trump is the new “Sun King,” not because of orange skin tone, but because of his ability to distract.
Washington’s coastline, lakes, rivers, streams and estuaries are part of what make our state so beautiful and enjoyable for outdoor and boating recreation.
Usually when federal agencies review rules, they are planning to extend their reach further into our daily lives and our businesses.
I’ve made the drive between Sunnyside and the state Capitol too many times to count in my years representing the 15th Legislative District.
There is another recent state Supreme Court ruling that has not garnered as much attention nor as many headlines as the education funding McCleary decision.
I admit that when the subject is immigration, I’m what the media loves to call a “hardliner.”
Recently, some of America’s most respected statesmen announced a different strategy to reducing carbon pollution — one which is based on incentives instead of penalties.
The first time I placed my hand on the Bible and took the oath of office as a member of the state House of Representatives was in 1995. The atmosphere was charged with the spirit of reform.
In 2017, you should never be subjected to the use of the word, “gnarly,” unless you’re describing your latest faux Chippendale woodworking project.
Major new regulations affecting most of Washington’s dairy farms were announced by the state Department of Ecology in January.
Being an elected official in the Legislature means spending much of your time dealing with the law of unintended consequences. That is, dealing with outcomes unforeseen or intended by a purposeful action.