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  • GUEST COLUMN

    Chris Gildon and Drew MacEwen|Nov 16, 2023

    Our state’s Climate Commitment Act was passed in 2021 with the stated goal of reducing and eventually phasing out carbon emissions. Among other things, the law promises protections for Washington’s agricultural sector and marine trade, and we were assured revenue resulting from the “cap-and-trade” approach would be spent only on projects that reduce carbon pollution. Gov. Jay Inslee claimed the CCA would raise fuel costs “pennies per gallon” at most. These promises have not been met. The Inslee administration refuses to be transparent...

  • Looking ahead to the needs of Mason County

    Drew MacEwen, State Senator-Elect, 35th District|Dec 29, 2022

    As the Legislature prepares to begin the 2023 session, there are many issues before us. How those will impact Mason County, the 35th District, and our state will be top of mind as I approach each issue. First and foremost, we begin the work on our biennium budget. The budget is our two-year spending plan for the state and is largely driven by policy decisions. I have had the honor to serve as one of the senior Republicans on the House Appropriations Committee for the past eight years. In...

  • What do you want the new year to be like?

    Drew MacEwen|Jan 6, 2022

    What kind of year do you want 2022 to be? That is the question each of us must ask ourselves as we embark on a New Year. The legislature will soon begin the 60-day session, and with it important policy debate. Debate is a normal course of any legislative body, but how we choose to engage in debate is just as important. I personally always strive to create relationships on both sides of the aisle. Doing so makes policy differences not be personal and drives a healthier debate. President Reagan...

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