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Braun: Bipartisan emergency powers reform must happen in 2023

Published on October 31, 2022
OLYMPIA…Senate Republican Leader John Braun, R-Centralia, shared the following comments in response to the end of the state of emergency declared by Gov. Jay Inslee 975 days ago in response to the outbreak of COVID-19. “Ending the state of emergency is long overdue. Washington was under one-man rule for 975 days. With this finally behind... Read More

Don’t count on Democrats for relief from high prices

Published on October 20, 2022
At the risk of dating myself, I was a young mother right around the last time the inflation rate in our state was like it is now… very high and skyrocketing! I know what it’s like to do the dollar-stretching and prioritizing that has suddenly become a necessity for today’s younger generation, especially parents. I... Read More

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Shorter sentence for man convicted in brutal car crash is terrible result of war on public safety, senators say

Published on September 30, 2022
Robert Jackson was among 3,000 prisoners released in earlier Department of Corrections fiasco OLYMPIA – Resentencing of a man who got life without parole after he killed his girlfriend in a bloody 2015 car crash is a travesty that illustrates the terrible human consequences when the Legislature goes “soft on crime,” Republican senators say. Robert... Read More

8.6% inflation: Washington families need a tax break – call special session now

Published on June 10, 2022
Senate Republican budget lead asks “What are we waiting for?”   OLYMPIA…The Bureau of Labor and Statistics released May 2022 inflation data today showing Washington is suffering through an annual inflation rate of 8.6 percent, meaning real worker wage growth has failed to keep up with the current record-high inflation crippling the working and middle... Read More
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