Past President's Columns

Election more about pragmatism than partisanship  The News Tribune, November 12, 2014

Being stuck in traffic costs us more than time  The News Tribune, October 29, 2014

Communities, businesses need the other to thrive  HeraldNet, October 15, 2014

Higher ed must disclose priorities  HeraldNet, October 1, 2014

Court finesses crisis it created  HeraldNet, September 17, 2014

Some ways to ease post-recession blues  HeraldNet, September 3, 2014

Court gets it right in pension rulings  HeraldNet, August 20, 2014

The jobs youth need are taken  HeraldNet, August 6, 2014

Stop cities from setting state law  HeraldNet, July 23, 2014

Class-size initiative is disingenuous  HeraldNet, July 9, 2014

Court should let process work on school funding  The News Tribune, June 25, 2014

Seattle charges over the cliff and hopes for a rosy future  The News Tribune, June 11, 2014

Candidates vying for tough job in next session  The News Tribune, May 14, 2014

Militancy hurts wage debate  HeraldNet, April 30, 2014

Ill-advised education initiative would undercut progress  The News Tribune, April 16, 2014

To stay innovative, we have to reward research  The News Tribune, April 2, 2014

We need to look past distractions to education  The News Tribune, March 19, 2014

Legislature needn't linger  HeraldNet, March 5, 2014

UAW loss to hurt efforts  HeraldNet, February 19, 2014

Opportunity to make policy shift   HeraldNet, February 5, 2014

Forced wage hike harmful  HeraldNet, January 22, 2014

Region must appeal to innovation generation  The News Tribune, January 8, 2014

SeaTac's $15 minimum wage first step in wider debate  The News Tribune, December 11, 2013

Gratitude helps keep perspective  HeraldNet, November 27, 2013

Wary voters were cautious  HeraldNet, November 13, 2013

State fixed mistake, now court shouldn't compound it  The News Tribune, October 30, 2013

State's tax climate helps spread wealth  HeraldNet, October 2, 2013

Revive idea to help fund education  HeraldNet, September 18, 2013

Labor efforts drop ball as union membership dives  The News Tribune, September 4, 2013

Dismal voter turnout alerts to larger risks  HeraldNet, August 21, 2013

Economy needs more than talk from leaders  The News Tribune, August 7, 2013

Sharp boost to minimum pay bad plan  HeraldNet, July 24, 2013

Last-gasp suit over charters waste of time  HeraldNet, July 10, 2013

Pleasing party base trumps compromise  HeraldNet, June 26, 2013

The synergy behind the music project  HeraldNet, May 29, 2013

State business rankings aren't bunk  HeraldNet, May 15, 2013

In overtime, budget should be only goal  HeraldNet, May 1, 2013

Education the common ground in competing state budgets  The News Tribune, April 17, 2013

STEM focus right course for economy  HeraldNet, April 3, 2013

View budget forecast with caution  HeraldNet, March 20, 2013

Liberals now off-leash; will voters exert some control?  HeraldNet, March 6, 2013

The jobs will come – but only if state makes the right moves  The News Tribune, February 20, 2013

Family leave seems hopelessly stuck in the on-deck circle  The News Tribune, February 6, 2013

Opportunity to achieve is real right now  HeraldNet, January 23, 2013

How Inslee can meet modest hopes  HeraldNet, January 9, 2013

New budget, with same old problems  HeraldNet, December 26, 2012

Lawmakers should tread carefully with tax breaks  The News Tribune, December 12, 2012

Dorn should lead, not fight charters  HeraldNet, November 28, 2012

A very blue week for Republicans  HeraldNet, November 14, 2012

The best tax system? That depends on how you measure success  The News Tribune, October 17, 2012

It doesn’t take much these days to improve our optimism  The News Tribune, October 3, 2012

Deeply rooted regulations choking biz  HeraldNet, September 19, 2012

Tax limits alone do not a budget make  HeraldNet, September 5, 2012

Pay hikes at WWU exactly the problem  HeraldNet, July 11, 2012

Search for tax revenue will continue  HeraldNet, April 18, 2012

State needs robust budget debate this fall  HeraldNet, April 4, 2012

Taxes likely a hot topic in state elections  HeraldNet, March 21, 2012

Legislative insurrection was needed  HeraldNet, March 7, 2012