Starter income tax is bad enough – what comes next is even worse By Perry Dozier The following op-ed appeared in the Prosser Record-Bulletin, Dayton Chronicle and other newspapers during the week of March 22, 2021. Last week the Legislature got a terrific piece of news. State tax collections have rebounded despite one of the worst economic situations we’ve ever faced. The latest... Read More...
COVID: Governor’s plan to have a plan fails the state By Perry Dozier The following op-ed appeared in the Prosser Record-Bulletin and Dayton Chronicle during the week of March 1. Three weeks ago, Southeast Washington dodged a bullet. Gov. Jay Inslee announced every other area of the state would move to Phase 2 of his COVID lockdown plan, allowing partial... Read More...
Our biggest challenge: Restoring trust in government By Sen. Perry Dozier, Rep. Mark Klicker, Rep. Skyler Rude Note: The following op-ed appeared in the Prosser Record-Bulletin and Dayton Chronicle during the week of Jan. 18. This week a new delegation of legislators from the 16th District began the 2021 session. The 16th District stretches from Prosser to... Read More...
Dozier takes office in state Senate as Legislature opens 2021 session   OLYMPIA – Sen. Perry Dozier, R-Waitsburg, newly elected to represent the 16th Legislative District, took his seat in the state Senate Monday – in his office, not on the Senate floor. COVID precautions this year are forcing lawmakers to keep their distance, and most lawmakers are participating from their... Read More...