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VIDEO: KING 5: Bill aims to promote ‘transit-oriented’ housing in Washington, featuring Sen. Chris Gildon
Municipalities would not be able to limit housing developments to single-family homes in some areas under a proposal in the legislature. It’s an attempt to promote “transit-oriented” housing. Republican Sen. Chris Gildon is one of the sponsors.
VIDEO: KING 5: Senator Mike Padden proposes harsher penalties for jail guards who sexually abuse inmates
The legislation would lead to additional prison time for jail and prison guards who sexually assault inmates or engage in other sexual misconduct.
VIDEO: KING 5: Gov. Inslee seeks abortion rights amendment; Senate Republican Leader says citizens more concerned about other issues
Sen. John Braun says, while abortion is a very important issue, people are telling him they’re more concerned about the cost of living in our state.
VIDEO: KING 5: Republican lawmakers say they won’t pursue anti-abortion legislation, despite warnings from Inslee, featuring Senate Republican Leader John Braun
Braun said his party is more concerned with issues like rising gas prices, inflation, and an increase in crime.
VIDEO: KING 5: Senator Lynda Wilson questions natural gas ban
A bill to ban natural gas appliances in all new commercial construction sites died in the Legislature in 2021 but the state Building Code Council passed a similar ban.
VIDEO: KING 5: Bill would allow creation of local income taxes, featuring Sen. John Braun
Even the bill’s Democrat sponsor says it would likely face legal challenges in Washington, where income taxes are unconstitutional. Sen. Braun agrees and says Washingtonians don’t want income taxes.
VIDEO: KING 5: Sen. Sharon Brown featured in report about calling on the governor to lift COVID restrictions
Sen. Brown authored Open Safe, Open Now: A Republican plan for Phase 3 and Beyond.
VIDEO: Sen. Braun Featured in KING 5 report: Washington Senate expected to vote on income tax on capital gains.
If the bill passes and gets Gov. Jay Inslee’s signature, both sides expect the law to end up in the state’s Supreme Court.
VIDEO: KING 5 News report on an Income Tax on Capital Gains
Republican State Senator Mark Schoesler is featured explaining why the tax, which just passed out of the Ways and Means Committee, is bad for the state.