The Elephant in the Dome Podcast: Tracy Ellis and Kimberly Wirtz take a look at some of the things that happened this week in Olympia.
Restoring public safety by helping communities hire law-enforcement officers is the aim of a bill in Olympia.
Tracy Ellis has details.
Senate Republicans want to right policy wrongs that have led to a more dangerous society, a higher cost of living and a state government that people increasingly find does not adequately represent them.
Listen to this 7th District Legislative Update with Senator Shelly Short.
Topics: The Governor’s emergency powers and a bill that would allow individual school districts to determine what works best for them when it comes to implementing policies.
State Sen. Simon Sefzik talked with KTTH Radio’s Jason Rantz about how he views his youth as a strength and the governor’s COVID vaccine mandate and emergency powers. The Ferndale Republican also expressed his hope to work with and learn from people on both sides of the aisle.
Sen. Wilson talks to KEDO Radio’s Mike Wallin about frustrations related to session with COVID restrictions, efforts to fix bad laws and reform gubernatorial emergency powers, his bills to crack down on catalytic converter theft and allow people to become energy independent and more.
The state should stop charging people who drive to Washington’s state parks, according to a state Senator.
Kimberly Wirtz explains.
The cost of nearly everything is going up.
Inflation in Washington is at 7.6 percent – surpassing the national average.
Tracy Ellis tells us state Legislative Republicans are doing something about it.
Sen. Curtis King on KIRO Radio’s Dori Monson Show talking about a Washington State Department of Transportation decision not to accept help from Kittitas County snowplows because of the Governor’s COVID vaccine mandate.
Listen to this 20th District Legislative Update with Sen. John Braun.
Topics: Senate Republicans’ Priorities for Washington and getting things done while in the minority in the legislature.