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Rob McKenna

Telling the truth is more than not lying

Trust is a fleeting thing. It takes a long time to build it, but it can be wiped away in an instant. That’s why it’s perplexing that Gov. Jay Inslee is considering instituting a low-carbon fuel standard (LCFS) by executive order. This was a major point of contention during negotiations this year over the new state transportation package. In fact, it’s been a point of … [Read More]

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Turns out, funding education first actually works

Back in 2012, several Republican legislative candidates and I campaigned on the idea that the state could meet its obligations in the McCleary case by prioritizing … [Read More]

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Legislators need to monitor WSDOT closely for taxpayers

One of the best pieces of news to come out of the just-concluded legislative session was passage of a new transportation package. On SGW we called it “the right … [Read More...]

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Rep. Hans Zeiger

State transportation plan balances reforms, investments

The Legislature has passed the first new transportation funding package in a decade. Credit is due to Senate Transportation Committee Chair Curtis King (R-Yakima) and ranking member Steve Hobbs (D-Lake Stevens), House Transportation Committee Chair Judy Clibborn (D-Mercer Island) and ranking member Ed Orcutt (R-Kalama) and other legislative leaders for being at the table for … [Read More]