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'This tax package is ill advised, unnecessary, and will cost jobs,' says Orcutt The Washington State House of Representatives today passed legislation amounting to the largest one-year tax package in state...

March 20, 2010

Rep. Ed Orcutt, R-Kalama, released the following statement today regarding the House Democrats' attempt to raise taxes by over $800 million this year: “Budget writers are admitting to failure by resorting...

March 9, 2010

'This is $850 million that our economy cannot afford,' says Orcutt Democrat budget writers in the House of Representatives finally released their tax proposal this afternoon.  The plan includes a tax...

March 1, 2010

Revenue forecast shows fragility of state's economic recovery The Washington State Economic and Revenue Forecast Council issued a new economic outlook for Washington state this morning, showing slight signs of economic...

Feb. 12, 2010

'Ultimately, I want to find cost savings for the state and streamline the permit process for the private sector,' says Orcutt   Having spent nearly 20 years in natural resources management...

Jan. 22, 2010

'Let's go into this with full information, not blindly or with political motivation,' says Orcutt   Calling it “penny-wise and pound-foolish,” 18th District lawmakers today expressed frustration over what they view...

Jan. 21, 2010

'When we get our unemployed back to work, revenue will return to the state,' says Orcutt Rep. Ed Orcutt, R-Kalama, ranking Republican on the House Finance Committee and member of the...

Nov. 19, 2009

'Before we talk of tax increases we need to talk about downsizing government,' says Alexander 'You can't take more from people who have less,' says Orcutt   House Republican budget leaders...

Oct. 27, 2009

'The governor needs to do more than shed a few state jobs, she needs to shed state regulations,' says Orcutt.  'Regulations that are leading to more and more people being unemployed.'...

Sept. 17, 2009

'We must align our budget with our revenue, not our revenue with our budget,' says Orcutt   Rep. Ed Orcutt, R-Kalama, member of the state Economic and Revenue Forecast Council, and...

June 18, 2009