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SRC On Air: NW Public Radio: More Than 630 Days And Counting. When Will Inslee’s State Of Emergency End? Featuring Sen. John Braun

By tracyellis | Published on November 23, 2021

For months, minority Republicans in the Washington Legislature have called for limits on the governor’s emergency powers. But now even some Democrats are expressing concerns about the open-endedness of the COVID-19 state of emergency and the limited role of state lawmakers.

Vaccine deadline threatens critical services and public safety as people fear losing jobs and livelihoods

By tracyellis | Published on October 20, 2021

Republican Senators say it’s ridiculous and just plain wrong that thousands are losing jobs due to Governor Inslee’s vaccine mandate.

AUDIO: Vaccine deadline threatens critical services, public safety as people fear losing jobs and livelihoods

By tracyellis | Published on October 18, 2021

Republican legislative leaders say it’s ridiculous and just plain wrong that thousands are losing jobs due to Governor Inslee’s vaccine mandate.

Tracy Ellis reports.

AUDIO: Wilcox/Braun say Democrats must work with law enforcement/Republicans to improve police legislation

By tracyellis | Published on July 23, 2021

State Republican legislative leaders are calling on Democrats to fix problems created by controversial police-related bills.

Tracy Ellis explains.

Republican leaders again call on Gov. Jay Inslee to fully reopen the state

By ericcampbell | Published on June 01, 2021

House Republican Leader J.T. Wilcox and Senate Republican Leader John Braun released the following statement today:

“We are calling on Governor Inslee to fully reopen the state immediately. He had left the door open to a reopening before June 30, and we viewed June 15 as a more appropriate target. Now, with vaccination rates continuing to increase, new CDC guidance and other states showing the way, we no longer see a need to wait two more weeks, and certainly not another month. The time to move our state forward is now. Washingtonians want to return to a sense of normalcy and businesses need more certainty as they attempt to recover.

“It is also time for the governor to end the state of emergency he declared nearly 460 days ago – and with it, the executive-branch overreach and controversial mandates, like the recent proof-of-vaccination decision from Labor and Industries. Our families, employers and workers deserve better. Unfortunately, the failure of legislative Democrats to even consider emergency-powers reform has led us to where we are at today. The only solution left now is for the emergency to be over.”