Tag Archives: pursuits

VIDEO: Sen. Shelly Short Legislative Update

By tracyellis | Published on February 21, 2023

Sen. Shelly Short discusses the Legislature’s enormous conflict over police-pursuit legislation — the devastating effect of the Legislature’s two-year ban on police pursuits, the resistance of Democratic leaders to sensible solutions, the political ideology behind the conflict, and the showdown we can expect on the Senate floor if nothing changes.

VIDEO: Sen. Mark Schoesler Legislative Update

By tracyellis | Published on February 10, 2023

Sen. Mark Schoesler discusses efforts to address the issue of police pursuits amid increasing vehicle thefts in the state. He also talks about the need for the Department of Ecology to implement the “farm diesel” exemption for agriculture from the “cap-and-tax” program passed by the Legislature in 2021.

VIDEO: Senate Republican Leader John Braun talks about police pursuits and hard drug possession

By tracyellis | Published on February 09, 2023

Republicans continue to try to get Democrats to allow bills to move forward that would change the current standard for police pursuits from “probable cause” to “reasonable suspicion.” Also a priority this session is addressing the law around drug possession — fixing the fix to the Blake decision that effectively legalized hard drugs.

SRC On Air: Sen. John Braun on The Lars Larson Show

By tracyellis | Published on February 06, 2023

Senator John Braun talks to Lars Larson about Democrat tax increases, the refusal by some Democrats to take meaningful action on police pursuits, and Democrat proposals to stop enforcing certain traffic violations.