You can study government and politics in school, but the best way to really understand the process is to volunteer your time.
Washington State has a strong tradition of a positive relationship - positive working relationship between labor and management, whether in the private sector or the public sector. It needs to continue to be that way.
I recognize that as governor, my job is to sit on the other side of the table from the public sector unions and negotiate effectively on behalf of all the taxpayers of the state, including all of you.
I think [the death penalty is] very expensive, and the delays are inordinate, delaying closure for the victims' families.
There is an analogy between conservation and education reform. The coalition around education reform is the biggest bipartisan thing going in this state right now. We need to recapture the big bipartisan spirit for conservation.
The best way to appreciate our political process is to volunteer for a campaign and support a candidate you believe in.
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