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OLYMPIA UPDATE

OLYMPIA–Over a decade ago, in November of 2007, Washington voters proved their intelligence, foresight, and practicality by approving the state’s constitutional “rainy-day fund.” Here is an excerpt from the Voters’ Guide: “Every year 1%...

 

OLYMPIA UPDATE

OLYMPIA–It's been more than two months since Gov. Jay Inslee announced his "Healthy Washington–Roadmap to Recovery" plan on January 5. While I am grateful that all of Washington is now in Phase 2...

 

Olympia Update

OLYMPIA–When the Legislature convened last year for the 2020 session, our economy was healthy and increased tax collections gave our state a surplus of about $2.3 billion. Over objections from...

 

OLYMPIA UPDATE

OLYMPIA–As the ranking Republican on the House Health Care and Wellness Committee, I'm working hard to make health care more affordable and accessible to our citizens. Anyone who has worked in the...

 
 By Joe Schmick    Opinion    March 12, 2020

Olympia Update

OLYMPIA–When the Washington State Legislature strays too far on ideology or misguided policy, the citizens of this state are adept at making their voice heard. Last session, a bill was introduced by...

 
 By Joe Schmick    News    February 20, 2020

Olympia Update

OLYMPIA–Voters around the state should be concerned that their voice is not being heard in Olympia. Two of the first bills passed by the House of Representatives would increase business taxes on employers and potentially raise gas prices by 57 cent...

 

Olympia Update

OLYMPIA–The 2020 legislative session is in full swing and the familiar issues of tax increases, $30 car tabs, gun rights, homelessness, crime and public safety are at the center of much legislative...

 

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