Tag Archives: budget

SRC On Air: Sen. John Braun on KVI Radio’s Ari Hoffman Show

By tracyellis | Published on April 24, 2023

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

SRC On Air: Sen. Mike Padden on KXLY Radio in Spokane

By tracyellis | Published on April 04, 2023

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.

VIDEO: Sen. Chris Gildon: What goes on behind closed doors

By tracyellis | Published on March 27, 2023

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.

Supreme Court Ruling on capital-gains income tax and the Senate operating budget

By tracyellis | Published on March 24, 2023

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.

VIDEO: Senate Republican Leader John Braun shares Senate budget details that meet Republican priorities

By tracyellis | Published on 

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.