Washington State House Democrats


Using the Gavel

I’ve had a couple of questions about the hearing we held this weekend on the Senate bill to temporarily suspend Initiative 960. I’ll write about the bill elsewhere but I… READ MORE

New Economic Forecast Available

The Washington Economic and Revenue Forecast Council (of which I am a member) released its Washington State Economic Review on Friday. The document is a pretty good read. It comes… READ MORE

How Much is Enough?

A constituent asked me the following questions in email this week and I think the answers are worth pointing out. 1) Can you show me the studies that indicate there… READ MORE

Taxing Gold Bullion?

One of the first things new legislators say to me when they review the “Tax Exemptions 2008” report from the department of revenue is that we should eliminate the tax… READ MORE