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16th District lawmakers provide an overview of the 2016 regular session.

March 11, 2016

Rep. Terry Nealey talks in this opinion editorial about two bills he's introduced to correct problems within the tax code that prey on surviving spouses and employers who have made an...

Feb. 26, 2016

Opinion editorial in which Rep. Terry Nealey, R-Dayton, talks about the need to reform the state's Public Records Act to prevent against frivolous requests and abuse while maintaining open and transparent...

Feb. 4, 2016

It seems like we barely left Olympia after a regular session and three special sessions that finally ended in July. With the 2016 session kicking off on Jan. 11, we are...

Jan. 16, 2016

While final details have not yet been worked out, one thing is certain: Schools and teachers will emerge as the winners in the final budget plan.

May 19, 2015

We expect transparency in our government. Our state's Public Records Act (PRA) is an important tool to ensure this expectation is met and public officials are held accountable for their actions....

April 14, 2015

When sponsors drafted Initiative 937, the “Energy Independence Act,” they said in the state Voters’ Pamphlet the measure would “give us cheaper, renewable alternatives like wind and solar,” “reduce our dependence...

March 23, 2015

In this opinion-editorial, Rep. Terry Nealey, R-Dayton, discusses his concerns about Gov. Inslee's "cap-and-trade" carbon tax.

Feb. 27, 2015

Rep. Terry Nealey discusses concerns of the economic impact of the West Coast port dispute.

Feb. 6, 2015

Legislators from the 16th District provide their predictions and outlook of the 2015 legislative session and invite constituent feedback in this opinion editorial.

Jan. 16, 2015