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Rep. Jay Rodne, R-North Bend, released the following statement on the narrow passage of Senate Bill 6130 today. The measure would suspend the Taxpayer Protection Act (I-960), clearing the way for...

Feb. 18, 2010

In my last e-newsletter, I highlighted legislation in the state Senate that would toss out the Taxpayer Protection Act of 2007 (Initiative 960). A bill has passed out of the Senate...

Feb. 12, 2010

I hope this letter finds you well. As we reach the midway point of the 60-day legislative session, I wanted to touch base with you on a couple issues. First, I...

Feb. 9, 2010

With the 2010 legislative session underway, I would like to touch base with you on two issues that will dominate the 60 days state lawmakers will be in Olympia: the economy...

Jan. 14, 2010

“Today's revenue forecast is shocking news to taxpayers and state lawmakers. It has also unveiled four years of irresponsible state spending that now puts our state in a budget shortfall that...

Feb. 19, 2009

“I voted 'no' on  House Bill 1694 today. The measure is an acknowledgement that poor budget decisions of the past four years have caught up to the state. It also represents...

Feb. 2, 2009