Sen. Brad Hawkins on KPQ Radio talking about the capital budget, a regional sports complex, Confluence Parkway, police pursuits, hard drug possession, and more.
Sen. Drew MacEwen, R-Shelton, discusses the top debates of the 2023 legislative session — budget, taxes, public safety, drug policy and more. Washington lawmakers adjourned their 2023 session April 23.
Sen. John Braun talks to KVI Radio’s Ari Hoffman about the state budget, hard drug possession, police pursuits, parental rights, and more. #waleg #RestorePublicSafety #ReturnAffordability
Senator Mike Padden on 920 News Now with Dave Spencer talking about the state budget, the Snake River Dams, increasing penalties for jail guards who sexually assault those in their custody, and making motorized wheelchairs and other mobility-improving equipment tax-exempt.
Sen. Drew MacEwen talks with KMAS Daybreak host Spencer Hughes about the state budget.
Sen. Chris Gildon, R-Puyallup, assistant ranking Republican on the Senate Ways and Means Committee, has had a front-row seat on the budgeting process in the Washington State Legislature this year. After more than 100 hours at the table this year, he reveals what goes on during those closed-door budget negotiations.
The Senate Republican budget leader has a warning for taxpayers after the State Supreme Court backed a capital-gains income tax, but she’s also applauding a proposed state budget from Senate Democrats because of no new taxes and investments in things like public safety and education.
The Senate released its capital and operating budget proposals this week. Several things in those proposals apply to Republican priorities. This includes money for a training commission for law enforcement, a record amount of money for housing, millions for school construction, $70 million to help make up our students’ learning loss, and $800 million over four years to help kids in special education programs.
Sen. Chris Gildon comments on the two-year $69.2 billion operating budget, which includes $5.1 billion in new spending on education, housing, behavioral health, public safety, and climate change.