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In this op-ed, 16th District lawmakers preview the 2015 session and discuss how constituents can contact them.

Jan. 14, 2015

Special to the Prosser Record-Bulletin On Feb. 19, the Washington State Economic and Revenue Forecast Council released its quarterly revenue forecast, writing into its report for the first time in its...

Feb. 28, 2014

Rep. Terry Nealey, R-Dayton, argues gun initiative won't stop criminals intent on evil.

Feb. 7, 2014

A legislative update to the Prosser Record-Bulletin from 16th District legislators.

Jan. 17, 2014

After being in a regular session for 105 days, we are disappointed the Legislature adjourned April 28 without reaching a final agreement on a two-year state operating budget. Gov. Jay Inslee...

May 2, 2013

Before the Legislature adjourns its regular session April 28, lawmakers will be seeking agreement on a two-year state operating budget. Frequently, as budget debates heat up, you'll hear proponents of bigger...

April 12, 2013

The Washington State Constitution says: “It is the paramount duty of the state to make ample provision for the education of all children residing within its borders.” According to Webster's Dictionary,...

March 22, 2013

The Washington State Supreme Court recently struck down a requirement for a two-thirds vote in the Legislature to increase taxes. The two-thirds majority rule had been approved five separate times by...

March 1, 2013

Most people hardly give it a second thought.  Flick on a switch, the light comes on. Plug in a computer, it powers up.  We depend on electricity for our day-to-day tasks,...

Nov. 5, 2010