The loyal opposition
Rep. Liz Pike, R-Camas, has never been shy about voicing her opinions on Facebook.
Two years ago, she wrote a post critical of teachers on the social-media platform, which she later apologized for and admitted was insensitive.
But this session, she’s joined forces with Democratic Rep. Jim Moeller, who I think it’s safe to say is her political opposite, to strike a more positive tone.
Each week the lawmakers take to Facebook to highlight an admirable bill sponsored by a member of the opposite party.
“In the spirit of bipartisan cooperation and civility with my House colleague Rep. Jim Moeller, I’m posting my weekly ‘”Democrat sponsored GOOD BILL of the WEEK,'” Pike wrote.
She praised Rep. Reuven Carlyle’s, D-Seattle, measure that would prohibit state officials from lobbying or influencing those involved in state government within a year of leaving service.
Moeller said so far the effort has lasted about three weeks and he’s optimistic the postings from the “loyal opposition” will continue.
In his most recent highlight, he wrote “I sit on the Labor Committee as a Democrat in the House and it’s pretty much set up to fight. However recently, we have been passing our share of good Republican bills!”