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 By Mark Schoesler    Opinion

Limiting police pursuits doesn't make sense

Many of you are aware that public safety in our state took a major hit last year when Democrats in the Legislature passed a “police reform” law that prevented law enforcement of... — Updated 6/6/2022

 

Inslee attacks natural gas, again

In recent years, environmentalists have targeted natural gas, even though it is an affordable energy source for so many. Their efforts have failed in the Legislature. But,... — Updated 5/19/2022

 

House bill only delays payroll tax

Last week, I wrote that two bills addressing the state’s flawed and controversial long-term care program (nicknamed the “short-term care program”) and the costly payroll tax... — Updated 2/10/2022

 
 By Mark Schoesler    Opinion

Keep an eye on Legislature

My first session was way back in 1993, and as a freshman state representative, I was very humbled and excited about being elected to serve the people of the 9th District in the... — Updated 1/20/2022

 

Gov. Inslee resumes targeting dams

It’s no secret that Gov. Jay Inslee wants the removal of the four federal dams on the lower Snake River between Clarkston and the Tri-Cities. Back in December 2018, his proposed 2... — Updated 11/2/2021

 

Concerns about new long-term care tax

Mr. Ed Schweitzer, who founded and leads Pullman-based Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, recently pointed out how the new long-term care tax will have an extra-bitter taste for... — Updated 8/13/2021

 
 By Mark Schoesler    Opinion

State operating budget $5 billion in excess

Everybody associates March 17 with St. Patrick's Day, that one holiday in which we are all encouraged to wear green. Around the Capitol last week, March 17 brought a different meani... — Updated 3/26/2021

 

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