Crosscut asked a number of state legislators to tell us what they most hope to achieve during the 2014 legislative session. These are lawmakers who'll be dealing with key issues such as education, transportation and the budget. With Gov. Jay Inslee having delivered his State of the State address to the legislature on Tuesday, here are thoughts from the peanut power gallery.
Rep. J.T. Wilcox, R-Yelm, House Minority Floor Leader
After what we’ve been through with the Boeing 777X, it's critical that we diversify our economy and improve conditions for all employers so that we are never so dependent on single employers or sectors in the future.
Additionally, what I’d like for this session is a secret decoder ring: When Gov. Inslee says we need a “discussion” about our “jalopy” of an “antiquated” tax system to address “revenues that are necessary to educate our children,” is he really and truly interested in tax and education reform, or does he just want more money for more government spending?
Judy Clibborn, D-Mercer Island, House Transportation chair