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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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Governor signs Padden bill raising penalty for custodial sexual misconduct

Published on March 30, 2023
A bipartisan bill, sponsored by 4th District Sen. Mike Padden, that aims to impose longer sentences on sexually abusive jail and prison guards was signed today by Gov. Jay Inslee after receiving unanimous approval by the Legislature this session. The law created by Senate Bill 5033 reclassifies the crime of first-degree custodial sexual misconduct, (in... Read More

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
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