Rep. Michelle Caldier

Broken: Fixing state’s foster care system is Caldier’s personal quest

PORT ORCHARD — Having yet to reach the tumultuous teenage years, Michelle Caldier recalls another emerging turmoil in her life as a 9-year-old child living… Continue reading


Rep. Caldier criticizes HCA’s opioid policy change

OLYMPIA — A decision by the Washington State Health Care Authority to limit supplies of opiate prescriptions to Medicaid clients was harshly criticized by Rep.… Continue reading


Water-rights issue is at crux of Legislature stalemate | In Olympia

OLYMPIA — No issue in the state Legislature illustrates the urban-rural split in Washington state than what’s euphemistically called “the Hirst fix.” It refers to… Continue reading


Medicaid audit process bill signed into law

OLYMPIA — Gov. Jay Inslee signed into law May 8 House Bill 1314, which establishes “a fair and predictable Medicaid audit process,” said Rep. Michelle… Continue reading