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 By Rep. Dan Kristiansen    Granite Falls    August 29, 2013

Guest Editorial | Our state’s three budgets

The second special session of your citizen Legislature ended on June 29. All totaled, it took state lawmakers 153 days to complete their work. While no one is proud of the extra time it took to pass the operating and capital budgets, and some...

 
 By Rep. Dan Kristiansen    Opinions    July 23, 2013

Our state’s three budgets

We’re done! The second special session of your citizen Legislature ended on June 29. All totaled, it took state lawmakers 153 days to complete their work. While no one is proud of the extra time it took to pass the operating and capital...

 
 By Rep. Dan Kristiansen    Opinions    March 6, 2012

Writing a responsible state budget

Most responsible families live within a budget. Beginning with their income levels, they plan how to pay for bills, such as the mortgage, rent, utility payments, groceries, gasoline, prescription drugs, etc. They prioritize their spending, save...

 
 By Rep. Dan Kristiansen    Granite Falls    March 6, 2012

Writing a responsible state budget

Most responsible families live within a budget. Beginning with their income levels, they plan how to pay for bills, such as the mortgage, rent, utility payments, groceries, gasoline, prescription drugs, etc. They prioritize their spending, save...

 
 By Rep. Dan Kristiansen    Opinions    February 7, 2012

Governor, where is the funding for U.S. 2 in your transportation proposal

It was Sept. 11, 2007, when Gov. Chris Gregoire came to Snohomish County to see firsthand the problems on U.S. Highway 2 that contributed to more than 45 deaths within seven years between Snohomish and Stevens Pass. That day, the governor toured the...

 
 By Rep. Dan Kristiansen    Granite Falls    January 30, 2012

Governor, where is the funding for U.S. 2 in your transportation proposal?

It was Sept. 11, 2007, when Gov. Chris Gregoire came to Snohomish County to see firsthand the problems on U.S. Highway 2 that contributed to more than 45 deaths within seven years between Snohomish and Stevens Pass. That day, the governor toured the...

 
 By Rep. Dan Kristiansen    Granite Falls    May 4, 2010

Kristiansen: Legislature does more harm this year than good for citizens

As the Legislature entered its final day of the special session, Rep. Dan Kristiansen reflected over the past 90 days lawmakers have been in Olympia and characterized this year’s legislative session as “a massive train wreck engineered by majorit...

 
 By Rep. Dan Kristiansen    News    March 22, 2010

Kristiansen bill signed into law clearing way for retired firefighters to return to volunteer service

Retired firefighters who are collecting pensions will no longer be barred from volunteer firefighting duties under a bill sponsored by Rep. Dan Kristiansen, and signed into law this week by Gov. Chris Gregoire. “Many rural fire districts rely on...

 
 By Rep. Dan Kristiansen    Opinions    January 26, 2010

Made in Washington – A plan to preserve, restore jobs in our state

When I hear the words “Made in Washington,” I think of the quality and craftsmanship of products and services in our state. I think of businesses trying to remain competitive, creating jobs and helping others be successful. Mostly, I think of...