Rossi Reflections #3: What is an Olympia Cut? As the Rolling Stones once told us, “You can’t always get what you want.” Language matters, but too often an “increase” is not called an “increase” and a “cut” doesn’t mean what you think it means. Fantasy meets budget realities, as Sen. Rossi explains the infamous “Olympia Cut.” Read More...
Shining Light on Secret Public Sector Labor Negotiations By TJ Martinell, The Lens Two state Republican Senate bills aim to reform contract negotiations currently held in secret between public officials and public sector unions. SB 5545 would make state and local collective bargaining negotiations subject to the state’s Open Public Meetings Act, while SB 5533 seeks to eliminate... Read More...
2017 Legislative Update It is my privilege and honor to serve the people of the 45th Legislative District in the Senate. I am devoted to responding to the needs of our district. My goal during the 2017 legislative session is to look for smart, common-sense solutions to the challenges we face. My priorities are helping the... Read More...
KVI’s Monday Legislative Review w/ Dino Rossi Sen. Rossi braves the Olympia snow storm to update KVI’s listeners on the latest news from Olympia. In today’s update, he discusses: The Senate’s passage of the One Washington Education Equality Act, the non-serious Democrat response, carbon tax proposals, Sen. Rossi’s bill to do away with the toll on I-405, and... Read More...
Rossi bills to tackle corruption, support workers get hearing Monday Senator seeks to ban some collective-bargaining units from contributing to gubernatorial candidates Whether or not corruption is actually occurring, says Sen. Dino Rossi, it sure doesn’t look right when public employee unions make deals with a governor behind closed doors at the same time they are contributing big amounts of... Read More...
Rossi Reflections #2: What do I want to see in the budget? In this week’s video, Sen. Rossi discusses what he would like to see in the operating budget being crafted during the 2017 legislative session. The Vice Chair of the Senate budget-writing  Ways & Means Committee says it is about being fiscally responsible, while protecting taxpayers and having a social conscious. Read More...
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