Economic Sense

Here you will find my policy newsletter, Economic Sense, a data-driven policy summary that examining the issues most important to families and businesses across the state. Click on the links below to read more.

February 2022

Thirty-Fifth Edition: An Easy Road to a Better, Bipartisan Transportation Package

February 2021

Thirty-Fourth Edition: The Regressivity Study: A Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing

Thirty-Third Edition: COVID-19 Policies Have Lost Credibility

November 2020

Thirty-Second Edition: We Are Failing Our Children, Literally and Figuratively

September 2020

Thirty-First Edition: A Bold Reform Proposal to Save Aerospace and Other Manufacturing Jobs

May 2020

Thirtieth Edition: An Open Letter to Governor Inslee

Twenty-Ninth Edition: Make Long-Term Care Patients and Facilities a Higher COVID-19 Priority

April 2020

Update to Twenty-Eighth Edition: UW is ready to test samples for COVID-19 antibodies

Twenty-Eighth Edition: Randomly Test 25,000 Washingtonians for COVID-19 Antibodies

February 2020

Twenty-Seventh Edition: SJR 8212: A Common-Sense Measure to Save Taxpayers Billions and Ensure Solvency of Long-Term Care Program

January 2020

Twenty-Sixth Edition: Take Care of Our Most Vulnerable First

December 2019

Twenty-Fifth Edition: Dedicating Motor Vehicle State Sales Tax Revenue to Transportation

March 2019

Twenty-Fourth Edition: The Best Budget Situation of the 21st Century

February 2019

Twenty-Third Edition: SB 5313 — A History Lesson Unlearned?

Twenty-Second Edition: Mismanagement, Part III: Low-Income Washingtonians on Medicaid Receiving Substandard Care

January 2019

Twenty-First Edition: The $500 Million Inslee Mismanagement Toll

Twentieth Edition – Stuck in the Hospital: A Human Tragedy

November 2018

Nineteenth Edition – Carbon Emissions in Washington

September 2018

Eighteenth Edition – Ongoing Benefits of Historic Tuition Cut

August 2018

Seventeenth Edition – Educator Salary Negotiations

July 2018

Sixteenth Edition – Charter public schools help at-risk students, use constitutionally-compliant funding

Fifteenth Edition – An Open Letter to Future Legislatures to Prevent McCleary 2.0

February 2018

Fourteenth Edition – The Most Disingenuous and Cynical Bill in Olympia, SB 6199

January 2018

Thirteenth Edition – Tax Parity for Manufacturing

Twelfth Edition – Fulfilling a Moral Obligation: Dramatically Increasing Community Mental Health Capacity

October 2017

Eleventh Edition – The Greatest K-12 Funding Infusion in State History

August 2017

Tenth Edition – Thousands More Teachers in Classrooms

April 2017

Ninth Edition – Repairing an Unconstitutional K-12 Funding System through the Education Equality Act.

December 2016

Eighth Edition – Opportunities Lost Funding Historically Expensive Collective Bargaining Agreements.

March 2016

Seventh Edition – A Compromise Giving Voters a Say on Tax Increases.

January 2016

Sixth Edition – Who Makes our Laws?

June 2015

Fifth Edition – GET Holders Benefit from Tuition Reduction

March 2015

Fourth Edition – Pension Liability & Debt Service

January 2015

Third Edition – State Employee Pay & Retention

September 2014

Second Edition – Making College Affordable Again

June 2014

First Edition – Budget Reforms & Protecting Taxpayers