Last fall, with our states financial balance suffering, we elected two locals, Jason Overstreet and Vincent Buys to represent us with common sense down in Olympia. They’ve only recently taken their new offices, so I am happy to see that both of them are already on their game.
Gov. Gregoire recently ordered state agencies to temporarily suspend non-critical rule development to ease the financial impact of government on already struggling businesses. Temporary? Is it really okay that after December 31, 2011 our state government should return to financially burdening businesses with non-critical rules? I’m glad that I am not the only one who thinks that is crazy talk, Jason Overstreet introduced a bill (HB 1671) that would permanently ask state agencies to consider the financial impact of nonemergency rules before they enact those rules. Go Jason!
Not to be out done in the financial common sense arena Vincent Buys has co-sponsored a bill that would draw a financial distinction between typical students and perpetual students. HB 1654 would charge seemingly perpetual students the higher non-resident tuition rate for credits that are 25% beyond what is needed for their program. Another delivery of common sense to Olympia. Go Vince!