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Tomorrow is the final day of the scheduled 60-day legislative session. We’ve been busy working on the House floor, sometimes late into the evening. We worked Saturday to vote on bills and...

March 7, 2018

“Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it,” said the late philosopher George Santayana. I’m reminded of these words as the Legislature is debating whether to spend a new $1.3 billion...

Feb. 23, 2018

The Washington State Economic and Revenue Forecast Council released its quarterly state revenue forecast today. According to Chief Economist and Executive Director Steve Lerch, the General Fund-State (GF-S) revenue forecast has...

Feb. 15, 2018

Rep. Terry Nealey, R-Dayton, gives alternative methods toward reducing carbon and says the governor's $3.3 billion carbon tax is unnecessary and would hurt working families.

Feb. 9, 2018

Tomorrow is the halfway point of the scheduled 60-day session. It is also the second major deadline of the session, known as “fiscal committee cutoff” for house of origin bills. Legislation...

Feb. 5, 2018

Since taking office in January 2013, Gov. Jay Inslee has used the climate change issue to propose billions of dollars in new taxes to regulate greenhouse gases. His climate change agenda has found mediocre legislative support....

Feb. 2, 2018

Rep. Terry Nealey, R-Dayton, offers his thoughts on whether separate bills proposing a carbon tax and state capital gains tax will make it as far as a vote on the House...

Jan. 29, 2018

Rep. Terry Nealey, R-Dayton, describes how the recently-approved Hirst fix helps the 16th Legislative District, along with local projects funded in the capital budget, which also passed the Legislature.

Jan. 26, 2018

Good news! Thursday evening, the Legislature passed the Hirst solution and the capital construction budget.  I voted in favor of both. The following day the governor signed the bills into law....

Jan. 23, 2018

The Washington State Economic and Revenue Forecast Council released its quarterly state revenue forecast today. According to Chief Economist and Executive Director Steve Lerch, the General Fund-State (GF-S) revenue forecast has...

Nov. 20, 2017