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.
Thirty-Fifth Edition: An Easy Road to a Better, Bipartisan Transportation Package
Thirty-Fourth Edition: The Regressivity Study: A Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing
Thirty-Third Edition: COVID-19 Policies Have Lost Credibility
Thirty-Second Edition: We Are Failing Our Children, Literally and Figuratively
Thirty-First Edition: A Bold Reform Proposal to Save Aerospace and Other Manufacturing Jobs
Thirtieth Edition: An Open Letter to Governor Inslee
Twenty-Ninth Edition: Make Long-Term Care Patients and Facilities a Higher COVID-19 Priority
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
Twenty-Seventh Edition: SJR 8212: A Common-Sense Measure to Save Taxpayers Billions and Ensure Solvency of Long-Term Care Program
Twenty-Sixth Edition: Take Care of Our Most Vulnerable First
Twenty-Fifth Edition: Dedicating Motor Vehicle State Sales Tax Revenue to Transportation
Twenty-Fourth Edition: The Best Budget Situation of the 21st Century
Twenty-Third Edition: SB 5313 — A History Lesson Unlearned?
Twenty-Second Edition: Mismanagement, Part III: Low-Income Washingtonians on Medicaid Receiving Substandard Care
Twenty-First Edition: The $500 Million Inslee Mismanagement Toll
Twentieth Edition – Stuck in the Hospital: A Human Tragedy
Nineteenth Edition – Carbon Emissions in Washington
Eighteenth Edition – Ongoing Benefits of Historic Tuition Cut
Seventeenth Edition – Educator Salary Negotiations
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
Fourteenth Edition – The Most Disingenuous and Cynical Bill in Olympia, SB 6199
Thirteenth Edition – Tax Parity for Manufacturing
Twelfth Edition – Fulfilling a Moral Obligation: Dramatically Increasing Community Mental Health Capacity
Eleventh Edition – The Greatest K-12 Funding Infusion in State History
Tenth Edition – Thousands More Teachers in Classrooms
Ninth Edition – Repairing an Unconstitutional K-12 Funding System through the Education Equality Act.
Eighth Edition – Opportunities Lost Funding Historically Expensive Collective Bargaining Agreements.
Seventh Edition – A Compromise Giving Voters a Say on Tax Increases.
Sixth Edition – Who Makes our Laws?
Fifth Edition – GET Holders Benefit from Tuition Reduction
Fourth Edition – Pension Liability & Debt Service
Third Edition – State Employee Pay & Retention
Second Edition – Making College Affordable Again