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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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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

STATEMENT: Police-pursuit bill narrowly passed by Senate today is ‘half step’ in the right direction, says Republican leader

Published on March 08, 2023
OLYMPIA… Senate Republican Leader John Braun today offered this statement following the Senate’s narrow passage of legislation that would let law-enforcement officers engage in vehicular pursuits in more situations than Washington law has allowed since 2021. Senate Bill 5352 was passed with a 26-23 vote on the final day of this session for the Senate... Read More
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