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Former 13th District Senator Harold Hochstatter used to say, “The issue isn’t the issue; who decides the issue is the issue.” Right now, that is never more relevant than when talking...

Rep. Matt Manweller: Answer is spending reform, not “tax loopholes” There have been a lot of conversations in Olympia the past few months about adding new taxes. But taxpayers are already...

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 29, 2014 CONTACT: Kurt Hammond, Public Information Officer – (360) 786-7794 Opinion editorial by Matt Manweller: Rail infrastructure vital to Washington economy On March 13, the...

Supreme Court now legislates – what’s next? There is a clear principle outlined in the state constitution, based on our federal model, called the separation of powers. This is the system of...

Even in a Slow Economy, State Government Wages a War on Work As Washington state faces persistent and systemic high levels of unemployment, we should be asking ourselves one simple question: why...

  March 4, 2013 CONTACT: Kurt Hammond, Public Information Officer – (360) 786-7794                                            Supreme Court decision hurts Washington taxpayers Last Thursday was a bad day for Washington. It was a worse...