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Sen. John Braun’s leadership video update — education in the Senate budgets

Published on March 24, 2023
Senate Republican Leader John Braun shares a few of the details in the Senate’s capital and operating budget proposals that with our top three priorities.   Read More

Washington State Supreme Court got it wrong, says Braun

Published on March 24, 2023
Court’s ruling ignores overwhelming evidence capital gains tax is an income tax OLYMPIA…The Washington State Supreme Court today ruled that the income tax on capital gains passed last year by Democrats in Legislature is an excise tax, contrary to overwhelming evidence that it is a graduated income tax. Graduated income taxes are unconstitutional in Washington... Read More

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Torres ‘stunned’ by House failure to advance bill regarding missing and murdered Indigenous people bill

Published on March 28, 2023
Today state Sen. Nikki Torres, R-Pasco, released the following comments in response to reports that House Democrats are preparing to kill her bill to implement recommendations from the state’s Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and People (MMIWP) task force. Torres’ bill is part of the Legislature’s efforts to identify the root causes of the shockingly... Read More

Legislature passes Padden bill raising penalty for custodial sexual misconduct

Published on March 22, 2023
A bipartisan bill that aims to impose longer sentences on sexually abusive jail and prison guards is headed to the governor after being unanimously passed today by the House of Representatives. Senate Bill 5033 would reclassify the crime of first-degree custodial sexual misconduct (in which the corrections officer has sexual intercourse with the victim) from... Read More
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