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By Rep. Skyler Rude, Rep. Mark Klicker, and Sen. Perry Dozier The final gavel of the 2023 legislative session has dropped. It has been our honor to represent and serve the...

April 26, 2023

Two noteworthy and controversial pieces of public safety legislation are one step closer to becoming law. Senate Bill 5352 involves vehicular pursuits by law enforcement, and Senate Bill 5536 modifies the...

April 18, 2023

With the rise in violent crime in our state and across the nation, gun control is an easy but misguided target as the solution to these problems. Yet, in 2021, the...

April 3, 2023

The pandemic was a tough time for education delivery for schools. We had to learn to overcome new challenges and adapt to a largely virtual learning environment in our K-12 system....

March 10, 2023

Polarization in politics, and resulting hostility, is something we see daily, whether on social media, news media, the way political campaigns message, or directly from our elected leaders. We must do...

Feb. 21, 2023

Washington State’s Constitution is clear that it is the state’s “paramount duty” to provide for the education of all Washington children. The state’s K-12 system has undergone extensive reforms over the...

Jan. 27, 2023

The start of the 2023 legislative session brings us back together in Olympia for the first in-person session in two years. This is how our state government should operate, and it...

Jan. 20, 2023

The 2022 legislative session is now in the rearview mirror. It has been our honor to represent and serve the people of the 16th district and be your voice in Olympia....

March 16, 2022

As a state lawmaker, I try to minimize the unintended impacts of legislation we pass at the Legislature. To prevent unintended consequences, it is critical that legislators listen to concerns from...

March 9, 2022

Last week, majority party transportation leaders rolled out their vision for the future of Washington state’s transportation system through the Move Ahead Washington proposal. There are some good goals and projects...

Feb. 16, 2022