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Washington state’s Climate Commitment Act (CCA) was passed in 2021 with the goal of reducing and phasing out carbon emissions. Unfortunately, there have been several problems with its passage. With that,...

Feb. 29, 2024

If you traveled around Washington state this summer, you likely experienced some of the extensive road construction that was happening. While it was great to see the much-needed work on our...

Oct. 23, 2023

As a member of the House of Representatives Local Government Committee, I clearly see our state’s affordable housing crisis, a culmination of housing policies that were built on good-intentioned legislation with...

May 13, 2022

The pandemic has been harmful to many aspects of our state. One thing that has not suffered is Washington state’s revenue. Tax collections, from you the taxpayer, have remained strong despite...

Jan. 21, 2022

The Legislature recently adjourned without addressing one of the most pressing issues before us this session. Many of us had hoped to address the governor’s emergency powers in the 105-day session,...

May 6, 2021

To say 2020 was a tough year would be an understatement. If you had to rely on the Washington State Employment Security Department (ESD) it may have been exceptionally difficult. Last...

Feb. 8, 2021

When the legislative session adjourned on April 28 it was the first time since 2009 the Legislature ended the 105-day legislative session on time. That was the good news. The bad...

June 5, 2019

If you are an independent contractor or a sole proprietor in Washington state, your livelihood is under attack! Six weeks into the legislative session and a number of proposals before the...

Feb. 20, 2019