An economist and top staffer at the State Department of Transportation says he was pressured to lie about how much gas prices would increase because of cap-and-trade.
In The News
AUDIO: Accusation that economist was told to lie about projected gas price increase ‘very disturbing,’ says Braun
A whistleblower report calls into question how honest the state is being about the controversial cap-and-trade carbon credit scheme. Tracy Ellis explains.
11/28/2023... When the Legislature convenes, lawmakers will work to write a supplemental budget. More money than usual is on the table. Senator Lynda Wilson is focused on affordability, energy prices, public safety, and recovery from COVID learning loss....
11/28/2023… Sen. Brad Hawkins on the KOZI Morning News talking about the upcoming session, the state budget outlook, and his efforts related to clean hydrogen production and a regional sports complex.
11/20/2023… Sen. John Braun talks to Lars Larson about how some students are plagued with tremendous learning loss. While data shows those at more affluent schools are close to the pre-pandemic scores of their peers, the opposite is true for students with lower...
AUDIO: Year’s final revenue forecast should end talk of new taxes, says Senate Republican budget leader
11/20/2023… The state has plenty of money, according to the state Senate Republican budget lead, so there’s no need for any new taxes. Tracy Ellis reports.
11/16/2023... Sen. John Braun calls for action after a state agency refused to cooperate with Lewis County drug detectives, Gov. Inslee's office declined to intervene. https://youtu.be/R5KTWOYh4-I?feature=shared
11/15/2023... Sen. Ron Muzzall, the Ranking Member on the Senate Agriculture Committee, talks to Lars Larson about Cultivate Washington, state Senate Republicans’ 2024 agenda to protect agriculture. He says it's needed now more than ever because of ongoing threats to...
11/14/2023... Senators Ron Muzzall, Judy Warnick, Shelly Short and Perry Dozier on “Cultivate Washington,” Senate Republicans’ 2024 agenda to protect agriculture. The goal is to address overregulation, farm closures, water-rights, and other issues that threaten...
11/14/2023... A new push is underway to address things like shrinking farmland and agricultural overregulation in Washington. Tracy Ellis reports on “Cultivate Washington.”
11/10/2023… Sen. Mike Padden, the Ranking Member on the Senate Law and Justice Committee, talks to Lars Larson about the out-of-control crime problem in Washington.
11/9/2023... Senator John Braun speaks with unDivided host Brandi Kruse about changing how students are educated on the Holocaust and antisemitism in the wake of rallies supporting the Hamas terrorist attacks against Israel. https://youtu.be/gkAH7EGs4Tk