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. Curtis King talks with KONA Radio’s The Bottom Line about the proposed Senate Budget, police pursuits, hard drug possession, and a bill that could remove parents from the health care decision-making process for their kids.
The 2023 Washington State Legislature must craft an operating budget to pay for state services. What are the key priorities for this year’s budget debate? Host Austin Jenkins sits down with Sen. Lynda Wilson, the ranking Republican on the Senate Ways & Means committee.