VIDEO: Strong comments from Sen. John Braun during economic forecast

Following the Nov. 18 release of Washington’s final state-government revenue forecast for 2020, Sen. John Braun, who is Senate Republican budget leader and a member of the state Economic and Revenue Forecast Council, responded to a reporter’s question and comments from other council members with detailed remarks about the state’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, […]

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Hawkins encouraged by improved state revenue forecast

      State Senator Brad Hawkins says he’s very encouraged by the improved state revenue forecast that was unveiled today (Wed). The East Wenatchee Republican says the latest projections show increases of 634-million-dollars for the current budget and 328 million for the two years after that. Hawkins says tax hikes are the last thing […]

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