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The budget battle in the state Legislature has kicked into high gear as we now have official budget proposals from House Democrats and the Senate Majority Coalition Caucus. Funding for basic...

April 7, 2017

Washington's coastline, lakes, rivers, streams and estuaries are part of what make our state so beautiful and enjoyable for outdoor and boating recreation. They are also why we had better take...

March 9, 2017

There is another recent state Supreme Court ruling that has not garnered as much attention nor as many headlines as the education funding McCleary decision. Yet this other court action could...

Feb. 16, 2017

Rather than try to move the McCleary ball down the field, the majority party in the House chose to punt on first down.

Jan. 27, 2017

...budget analysts, lawyers and a host of policy makers are looking into the ramifications of no supplemental budget for 2016. Is it the preferred outcome? Not really. Will...

March 8, 2016

The challenge is finding the courage to embrace these tools and use them to their maximum effectiveness while still providing for and serving the citizens of our state.

Feb. 11, 2016

Rep. Bruce Chandler discusses tax incentives in this monthly column to the Yakima Valley Business Times.

April 26, 2013

Special to the Capital Press For years, we have known that Washington is behind in its water storage options. We know the Yakima Basin will need significantly more water to protect...

Feb. 16, 2013

Special to the Yakima Valley Business Times Business owners know well the state's workers' compensation program. For years, I and my Republican colleagues have put forward solutions to fix the broken...

Jan. 26, 2013

Special to the Yakima Valley Business Times Mark Twain once said, “No man's life, liberty or property are safe while the Legislature is in session.” With the Legislature returning for session...

Dec. 29, 2012