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It's budget time in Olympia. On Tuesday, Senate Republicans rolled out their proposed operating budget plan. Next Monday, House Democrats will follow with their plan. Then the negotiations begin. We've also...

March 24, 2017

Rep. Liz Pike, R-Camas, argues in this opinion editorial, that a decision by the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife Commission to break a two-state agreement and allow permanent commercial non-tribal...

Jan. 26, 2017

It has been 25 years since the Washington State Legislature passed the Growth Management Act (GMA) into law and more than 44 years since the State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA) was...

Sept. 17, 2015

Rep. Liz Pike, R-Camas, argues the governor's proposed low carbon fuel standard would do little to help the environment, but would do a lot of harm to the state's employers and...

April 10, 2015

In this opinion editorial, Rep. Liz Pike says the best way to enact climate policies is through an open legislative process as opposed to a closed task force handpicked by Gov....

May 27, 2014

Rep. Liz Pike – (360) 786-7812 Dept. of Ecology agrees to Pike storm water pilot program Last month, Rep. Liz Pike, R-Camas,introduced legislation to authorize an alternative storm water management approach...

Feb. 22, 2013

Rep. Liz Pike, R-Camas,has introduced three pieces of legislation to address storm water permitting and create equal environmental protection at a reduced regulatory cost. The legislation triad was developed after Pike...

Jan. 25, 2013