Government Policy

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The facade of the Federal Reserve Bank.

DC’s Insatiable Urge to Splurge

Asked Wednesday when Congress will raise the debt ceiling by mid-October, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi responded that the House will do what needs to be done “because it’s the responsible thing to do.” What exactly? “We’re paying the Trump credit card,” she said. As long as both parties think they can keep spending money on credit and blame it all on the other side, red ink will flow. Read More ›
Gold domed capital building in Olympia, Washington, USA
Distant view of the gold dome capital building in Olympia, Washington, USA

State Legislature Should Have Stronger Oversight Role During Emergencies

In recent weeks, many citizens have written to me requesting that the Legislature take action to address the COVID-19 crisis. The reality is that the Legislature’s formal power to act in this crisis is limited; it is the governor who has broad authority during times of emergency. As we look to the future, the Legislature must have a much stronger role during emergencies. Read More ›