Braun: Inslee unfairly characterizes unvaccinated Washingtonians, ignores people’s true motives

Published on October 20, 2021
OLYMPIA…Repeatedly in recent press interviews, Gov. Jay Inslee has characterized those who have chosen not to receive the COVID-19 vaccine as conspiracy theorists who believe false information about the vaccine found on the internet. Senate Republican Leader John Braun, R-Centralia, released the following remarks about the governor’s overgeneralizations. “While I encourage people to get the... Read More

Republican leaders: Today’s vaccine deadline threatens critical services, public safety

Published on October 18, 2021
OLYMPIA…Senate Republican Leader John Braun, R-Centralia, and House Republican Leader J.T. Wilcox, R-Yelm, released the following statement as thousands of people expect to lose their jobs this week thanks to Gov. Jay Inslee’s unnecessarily punitive vaccine deadline. Inslee imposed the deadline as a condition of employment for most state employees and contractors, health-care workers, those... Read More

Sen. Braun on Sen. Rivers’ move: ‘We will deeply miss her leadership’

Published on October 04, 2021
CENTRALIA… Senate Republican Leader John Braun offered this response to today’s announcement by Sen. Ann Rivers, R-La Center, that she will step down as the 18th Legislative District’s state senator: “Having served with Senator Rivers for nine years, from a neighboring district, I know how hard she has worked for the people of the 18th... Read More

Wilson’s plan for property-tax relief gets boost from latest revenue forecast

Published on September 24, 2021
VANCOUVER… Despite the ongoing pandemic, Washington state government’s third-quarter revenue forecast indicates a gain of $927 million for the current two-year budget cycle and $931 million for the 2023-25 cycle. The forecast was adopted today by the state Economic Revenue and Forecast Council. When coupled with the increase projected in this year’s second-quarter forecast, the... Read More
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