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'I've been very happy with Dr. Raha's work and we will miss his insight tremendously,' says council chair Rep. Ed Orcutt Dr. Arun Raha, the Chief Economist and Executive Director of...

Jan. 11, 2012

Reps. Ed Orcutt and Ann Rivers are inviting their 18th District constituents to participate in a telephone town hall meeting on Wednesday, Dec. 7. The event, with a format similar to...

Dec. 2, 2011

'Let's get to work now so that our citizens can find work as soon as possible,' says Orcutt The Economic and Revenue Forecast Council today released the latest revenue forecast for...

Nov. 17, 2011

Governor Christine Gregoire announced this week a one-year extension on a state agency rule-making moratorium that was set to expire at the end of the year.  The original executive order was...

Oct. 14, 2011

'Until we deal with the underlying issue of getting Washington working again, budget issues will continue to plague our state,' Orcutt says   The Washington State Economic and Revenue Forecast Council...

Sept. 15, 2011

18th District lawmaker is lead House Republican on tax and finance issues  “Voters have said over and over that they want a two-thirds majority vote of the Legislature to raise taxes....

July 25, 2011

Rep. Ed Orcutt, R-Kalama, and chair of the Economic and Revenue Forecast Council, issued the following statement regarding today's updated revenue forecast: “Today's revenue forecast continues to show the absolute need...

June 16, 2011

As the Legislature contemplates how to deal with a multi-billion dollar budget shortfall, one of the more common phrases heard around the Capitol is “closing tax loopholes.” While this may seem...

April 7, 2011

Group highlights principles and key differences with House Democratic plan  House Republicans in the Washington State House of Representatives unveiled their alternative operating budget proposal in a news conference today. The...

April 6, 2011

'Let's get busy; let's get Washington working again; and let's get our budget finalized within the 105-day regular session,' says Orcutt Rep. Ed Orcutt, R-Kalama and new chair of the state's...

March 17, 2011