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CAPR General Election Ratings

Most of us have received or soon will receive our ballots for the general election.  While the mail in ballot experience is not what many would consider optimal, we face the leap of faith voting experience we survived in 2020.  We do know there have been teams of dedicated people working to make this election more representative of what we believe it should be.  That said your vote is as important as it has ever been and we encourage all to get their completed ballot in.  It is worth noting there is a statewide race of importance, Secretary of State, where CAPR has rated three candidates including the write in candidate Brad Klippert, running against Steve Hobbs, and Julie Anderson.  They have been rated respectively according to their records and actions as related to property rights, with Brad Klippert receiving the highest rating among the three.

CAPR Ratings for 2022 Primary Candidates

By Cindy Alia, July 15, 2022

This posting has been updated on July 27th to reflect CAPR's reconsideration of the rating for Chad Magendanz, which has been upgraded and restored to outstanding.  This consideration resulted from a review of Chad Magendanz and his history of defending property rights, and his strength on CAPR Property Rights Issues.  In addition, Chad's responsiveness to CAPR concerns regarding other foundational bill of rights issues has led us to rate him Outstanding.

You should have gotten your ballot in the mail today!  Please be sure to vote in the Primary Election, the two candidates with the most votes will be listed on the General Election come November!

Board of Health to Hear Testimony on Changing the Keeping of Animals Rule


By Cindy Alia, June 6, 2022
Updated June 13, 2022

CAPR Opposes the Board of Health's new rule language in the Keeping of Animals Rule.

The hearing was held on Wednesday, June 8, at 1:30, 12 people registered to comment and were each limited to 2 minutes of comment.  Those who could not wrap up their comments in that time frame were simply cut off and silenced mid sentence.  The board seemed almost automatonic in both the presentation of the rule and the response to comments, and in the end were unmoved by for the most part, negative response to the rule by commentors. 

The board disregarded suggested improvement and moved to procede through the rule making process to update the rule.

Governor Inslee's Battle with Climate Change - Net Zero Will Affect You and Your Family Part 4

Part 4

By David Boleneus

Our State Colliding with Climate Insanity? 


5.1 To Protect “Eight emerging markets" from Climate — India, China, Indonesia, Kenya, South Africa, UAE, Nigeria, and South Africa [South Africa repeated] — will together need $94.8 trillion in transition finance from developed markets if they are to meet PARIS climate goals. “India will need investments worth $12.4 trillion, nearly half of U.S. GDP, from developed nations to help its economy transition to net-zero carbon emissions by 2060, according to Standard Chartered Plc.”

Governor Inslee's Battle with Climate Change - Net Zero Will Affect You and Your Family

CAPR Thanks Guest writer David Boleneus for his in depth analysis of Renewable and Net Zero Electric Grid Sources in this 4 part article.

Part 1



WHAT IS NET ZERO? Net Zero is living without emissions from fossil fuels, gas, diesel, coal natural gas. Living without emissions is good, but no one wants electricity blackouts from wind.

CAPR Legislative Update 2/23/22, 3 Bills Weaponize the GMA!


We still have to fight 3 bills we fought and won the fight last session, let's make sure legislators hear our objections again!  These bills weaponize the Growth Management Act!


Comment links provided, you can also call the legislative hotline!

800 562 6000



Improving the state's climate response through updates to the state's comprehensive planning framework.


Comment on this bill!

CAPR Legislative Update for Week Ending 2/5/22, Bill Status

CAPR Legislative Update for Week Ending 2/5/22  Cut-off and bill status information

Thank you CAPR members and friends for your help in testimony and comments!

We provided testimony against bad legislation and won some important battles!

For bills still in play things can change fast due to cut-off dates and fiscal or transportation status, here is why:

The first cut-off day was February 3, Last day to read in committee reports (pass bills out of committee and read them into the record on the floor) in house of origin, except House fiscal committees and Senate Ways & Means and Transportation committees.


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