Rep. Paul Harris receives local business endorsement

Posted in: Uncategorized- May 09, 2012 No Comments

Great Meeting with Bob Lewis who is the owner of Columbia Vista the last saw mill operating on the Columbia River in our area. Bob is a great steward of our natural resources. Columbia Vista is having some issues with over reach and unwarranted regulation by our state DNR. The Democrats continue to add environmental [...]

6th Special legislative session, with small economic dip

Posted in: Uncategorized- May 02, 2012 No Comments

As a state legislator I voted no on the current budget for only one reason, not enough in reserves. We were called into special session last cycle when we supposedly had a $700 million dollar reserve and this current budget we have $400 million. What do you think? One small glitch in the local economy [...]

Is there really mystery money for light rail?

Posted in: Uncategorized- May 01, 2012 No Comments

A Article by Michael Ennis in this weekends Columbian titled – Voters deserve the light-rail vote they were promised, made me ask Is there really mystery money for light rail? After two years of in depth discussion on light rail, Vancouver City Council says they may be able to fund the maintenance and operation of [...]

Rep. Paul Harris visits with local success story GoldiesBBQ

Posted in: Uncategorized- Apr 30, 2012 No Comments

I had the opportunity this weekend to meet with Charles owner of Goldies Barbecue. What a great success and if you haven’t ate the ribs, you must. Charles would like to expand but wow $60,000 dollars in impact fees is too much for a small business. I will continue to fight these fees so we [...]

Met with Chucks Produce this week.

Posted in: Uncategorized- Apr 29, 2012 No Comments

Met with Chucks Produce this week. They are a great new business in our community and it has been a pleasure to go to bat for them in there new location in Hazel Dell. It has been a success by getting their fees reduced in half but it is still to much. I am glad [...]

Rep. Paul Harris visits local businesses, Dental Design.

Posted in: Uncategorized- Apr 24, 2012 No Comments

Rep. Paul Harris visits local businesses and Dental Design and Dr. Heppler are a great part of east Clark County. Dr. Heppler is happy to bring great jobs and wants less regulation as we move forward. Dr. Heppler is concerned about health care and the changes that are being made by the government. He and [...]