The voters of Snohomish County send representatives to Olympia every year to wrestle with complex problems such as setting and balancing the state budget and funding the common schools, just to name two. We pay them a salary and a per diem. Frequently they leave these major problems to the latter part of the legislative session while wasting time on frivolous bills at the beginning of the session which inevitably leads to an extended or special session.
One such frivolous bill put forth recently by our own representative, Han Dunshee, is to change the name of Highway 99. If this change was passed to the voters it would undoubtedly be voted down.
I encourage Mr. Dunshee’s constituents to set up a fund to buy large quantities of wooden pencils. These pencils could then be shipped to Mr. Dunshee in Olympia in hopes that he would spend his time more profitably, say sharpening these pencils.