INITIATIVES

The Six-Pack: Initiatives to the Legislature

Fed up with the destructive and burdensome policies passed by the Democrat majority in the Washington State Legislature, citizens collected more than 2.3 million signatures to put six initiatives before the Legislature. 

Short: A half dozen initiatives make this ‘the year the people fight back’

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News from the Caucus

February 20, 2024
Senate Republican Caucus

AUDIO: Braun: Pleased, disappointed three initiatives to get hearings

State Legislative Democrats agree to hold hearings on some of the initiatives, but many are asking, why not all of them? Tracy Ellis explains.
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February 20, 2024
Senate Republican Caucus

Legislative Republican Leadership Media Availability

State Legislative Republicans – Sens. John Braun and Lynda Wilson and Reps. Drew Stokesbary and Chris Corry – hold a weekly media availability to discuss the very latest in the 2024 legislative session.
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February 19, 2024
Senate Republican Caucus

VIDEO: I-2124 Opt Out of the Long-Term Care Payroll Tax

Initiative 2124 to the Legislature would allow you to opt out of the long-term care payroll tax. The tax is expensive and burdensome. The benefit is minimal. You can’t collect it if you retire in another state.
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February 16, 2024
Senate Republican Caucus

VIDEO: Sen. John Braun with an update on the 2024 Legislative Session. Taxes, Education, and more

Sen. John Braun provides an update on where key bills from the Senate Republican Caucus stand in the legislative process.
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February 12, 2024
Senate Republican Caucus

VIDEO: I-2109 and I-2111 End Income Taxes

The fight against income taxes is heating up with two initiatives to the state legislature. Initiative 2109 would repeal the capital gains income tax. Initiative 2111 would ban all state and local income taxes.
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February 09, 2024
Senate Republican Caucus

VIDEO: Sen. Nikki Torres on AL PUNTO on Univision

She worked with her parents in the fields; now she’s the first Latina state Senator from Central Washington.  
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News from the Senators

February 13, 2024
Jeff Wilson

Senate votes to make ‘The Evergreen State’ Washington’s official nickname

OLYMPIA – With a vote Tuesday afternoon, the state Senate declared Washington to be “The Evergreen State” and attempted once again to clear up an oversight that dates back 131 years. It’s the second try for Senate Bill 5595, sponsored by Sen. Jeff Wilson, R-Longview. His bill passed the Senate last year, but did not...
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February 13, 2024
John Braun

Senate passes Wilson, Braun bills to tackle opioid addiction, overdose deaths

OLYMPIA – Washington state’s fast-rising rate of opioid addiction and overdose deaths are targeted by a pair of bills that emerged from the state Senate this week, sponsored by Sens. John Braun, R-Centralia and Lynda Wilson, R-Vancouver. Both measures passed the Senate 49-0 and now move to the House. The bills launch a coordinated statewide...
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February 09, 2024
John Braun

Property tax increase bill dies, won’t get a vote

  OLYMPIA…Senate Republican Leader John Braun, R-Centralia, made the following comments in reaction to the announcement that the proposal to allow local governments to raise property taxes by up to 3% annually without a vote of the people is dead for this legislative session. The Democratic sponsor of Senate Bill 5770 told The Washington State...
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February 09, 2024
John Braun

Letter to Gov. Inslee regarding Green Hill School

Sent to Gov. Jay Inslee on Feb. 9, 2024   Governor Inslee, It’s no secret that the environment at Green Hill School in Chehalis has become extremely dangerous for students and staff. News reports have shown you claiming the situation at the facility is improving. The reports of repeated riots, multiple drug overdoses, smuggling of...
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February 06, 2024
Chris Gildon

Fentanyl education bill passes Senate committee as pills fall to 25 cents in Portland

OLYMPIA – A bill launching a public education campaign to prevent drug overdoses cleared the Senate Ways and Means Committee before a key deadline Monday for passage of bills in the 2024 legislative session. Other elements of the ‘Recovery Washington’ package announced by Senate Republicans did not advance, but lawmakers said growing alarm in Oregon...
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February 05, 2024
John Braun

ALERT: Democrat bill to TRIPLE the increase in property tax

A bad bill Senate Democrats sponsored last year is being given a chance this year to move forward. Senate Bill 5770 would triple the 1% cap on the growth of local property taxes, taking $6 billion more of your money over the next 12 years. It is likely to come to the Senate floor for...
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